Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Photo ID required for all adults receiving services
Coming Soon! Complete your required quarterly nutrition education at home (online) instead of the health department: Read the online educational newsletter, print off the quiz, fill out and bring to our office when you come in to pick up your vouchers.
What is WIC?
WIC is a nutrition education program that supplies supplemental foods for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age 5. Benefits include healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding information, education and support, and referrals to other programs and services within your community. Participants are seen on a walk-in basis. Please call the clinic on the morning you plan to come in to make sure the clinic is open and able to serve you.
Who is eligible?
Pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women; or infants and children under five years of age who:
- Meet residency requirements (live in Washington, Kane, Beaver, Garfield or Iron County)
- Meet income guidelines (includes foster children, medical assistance and food stamp recipients)
Utah WIC Program Income Eligibility Guidelines
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
|Household Size||Annual||Monthly||Twice Monthly||Bi-Weekly||Weekly|
|Each additional family member add:||$8,177||$682||$341||$315||$158|
What services does WIC provide?
Nutrition and Health Education:
- Provides individual nutrition counseling sessions
- Counsels high risk participants with special dietary needs
- Promotes healthy food choices
- Teaches the relationship between nutrition and good health
At each clinic visit, you will have an opportunity to learn about nutrition. We provide participants with education on prenatal nutrition, infant feeding, breastfeeding, meal planning, shopping on a budget and much more.
Breastfeeding Education and Support:
- Supports breastfeeding women (lactation educators, breastfeeding peer counselors)
- Promotes breastfeeding as the optimal feeding method
- Provides breastfeeding aids (including pumps)
- Makes referrals to breastfeeding resources in the local community
Referrals and Service Information:
- Provides individuals with referrals to medical care services
- Refers routinely to: immunizations, substance abuse counseling, health care coverage (Medicaid, Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP), dental care, lead screening, prenatal care, family planning, well-child exams and food banks)
- Accepts and provides follow-up on referrals from area health care providers
What foods does WIC provide?
WIC foods improve the diets and health of women and children enrolled in the program. As a result, pregnant women are less likely to have low birth weight babies. Infants develop better and children are less likely to have iron deficiency and other health problems. WIC approved foods include:
- Iron-fortified cereal
- 100% Juice
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Peanut butter
- Dried or canned beans
- Infant fruits and vegetables
Exclusively breastfeeding women also receive:
- Canned fish
Exclusively breastfed infants also receive jarred infant meats.
Where are WIC offices located?
What do I need to bring to the clinic?
- Each woman, child and infant applying for WIC needs to be present.
- Identification for each person: This may be a birth certificate, driver’s license, crib card or Medicaid card. A current photo ID is required of all adult participants, adult endorsers and proxies.
- Proof of residency: A current bill or Medicaid card with your street address on it (sorry, PO Boxes are not allowed).
- Proof of income: Pay stubs showing gross income for the household for the last 30 days or a current Medicaid card.
- Immunization records for all children.
Talk to the WIC Clinic if you are having problems bringing any of the above information.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Your proof of income, identification and residency will be reviewed. For all applicants, height and weight will be checked and a drop of blood will be taken to check for iron level. You will be asked about your health and the foods you eat. You will receive nutrition education. All information provided to the WIC program remains confidential.
If you are found eligible for WIC, you will receive a WIC ID packet and your first set of vouchers with instructions on how to purchase eligible food items at WIC authorized stores. See your local WIC Clinic for grocery stores in your area that accept WIC vouchers.
Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start. It has many benefits for babies and mothers. Doctors recommend babies be breastfed for at least the first year of life. For breastfeeding resources, call I-877-WIC-KIDS or your local WIC clinic.
WIC provides Similac Advance and Similac Soy Isomil formulas. See your local WIC clinic if your infant has a special medical or nutritional need for a specialty formula. A completed Utah WIC Formula and Food Authorization Form from a doctor or other qualified medical professional will be required.
You may shop at any store that has been approved as an authorized WIC vendor. Stores that are approved have a sign in the window. You may also ask the store manager or your local WIC clinic staff if you are not sure where to shop.
Make sure you tell the cashier you have a WIC purchase.
Separate all WIC foods from any other items you are buying.
Separate WIC foods by voucher if cashing more than one voucher at a time.
Give the cashier the vouchers you are using.
Show the cashier your WIC packet.
Only sign the WIC voucher AFTER the cashier has recorded the purchase price.
Make sure your signature stays within the signature box. If you sign outside the box the cashier cannot accept the voucher, and you will need to return to the clinic for assistance.
Never pay or receive any cash while using a WIC voucher.
Never sign a cash value voucher for more than the maximum value printed on the voucher.