Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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Public Health Nutritionist 

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offers a variety of health and nutrition services for medically or nutritionally at-risk mothers and children including:

  • Individualized nutrition education
  • Supplemental nutritious foods and infant formula
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Referrals to health care and community services
  • Immunization screenings
  • New eWIC EBT cards can be used at participating grocery stores for infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juices and other nutritious foods.

To get started, please visit our WIC Enrollment Information page.

Spanish Language WIC Information:
All About WIC" flyer (Spanish)(PDF, 2MB)

Find out about the new WICShopper(PDF, 916KB) - the mobile app for WIC shoppers. See EBTShopper.com.

Who Can Get WIC?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women or bottle-feeding women who recently had a baby
  • Infants up to 1 year of age
  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • A custodial father, foster parent, or legal guardian of a child up to age 5 may apply to receive WIC benefits for that child

Please note, USA citizenship is not required to get WIC.

How Do I Qualify for WIC?

You and/or your child need to:

  • Meet medical or nutritional risk criteria
  • Meet income guidelines

If you or your child is on Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, or TANF, you automatically meet the WIC income guidelines.

Many working families qualify for WIC. Please visit our WIC Enrollment Information page for more information about enrollment.

Funding is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. WIC is administered by the Department of Health at the State level, and the Allegheny County Health Department at the local level.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability: USDA/WIC Nondiscrimination Statement.

Women Infants and Children