Women Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy.
WIC provides low-income women, infants, and children under 5 with nutrition education, vouchers for nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, a review of immunization records, and referrals to other helpful agencies.
To schedule an appointment at a local WIC clinic or for more information, call 801-WIC-KIDS (942-5437).
To be eligible for WIC, you must be one of the following:
- A pregnant or breastfeeding woman
- A woman who has just had a baby
- A child less than 5 years of age
You must also meet income guidelines. Income is based on gross income and frequency of pay. Applicants are automatically income-eligible if they participate in Medicaid, Food Stamps, or the Family Employment Program (TANF); you will need to bring proof that you are on one of these programs to your appointment.
WIC counts an unborn baby as a household member.
For July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, WIC income eligibility guidelines are:
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To apply for WIC, schedule an application appointment by either:
- calling 801-WIC-KIDS (942-5437), or
- visiting one of our WIC clinics in person.
When you come for your appointment, be sure to bring the following items. Missing items may prevent you from qualifying for WIC or may require you to make another appointment at a later date.
- Every person applying for WIC
- Your WIC packet (if you have one)
Proof of income: Documentation of your household’s source of income or wages. This applies to all members of the household.
- pay check stubs for the last 30 days
- current month Medicaid card
- unemployment checks
- food stamp letter with amount
- SSI (social security) information
- worker’s compensation information
Applicants are automatically income eligible if they participate in Medicaid, Food Stamps or the Family Employment Program (TANF)
Proof of identification: Documentation for each individual applying for WIC benefits, including children, and the adult responsible for the benefits.
- Driver license
- Government-issued ID card
- Current Medicaid card
- Birth certificate
- Hospital bracelet (must have date of birth and last name)
- Infant crib card (must have date of birth and last name)
- WIC packet (if you have one)
Proof of residency: Documentation of where you currently live with your current physical address.
- a current bill (utilities, phone, cable, car payment, medical bill) in your name or the name of the person providing paychecks
- a current Medicaid card
- rental or mortgage agreement with address
- bank statement with address
- Immunization record for each child or infant
Give your baby the best: breastfeed!
WIC participants receive:
- Help and support in breastfeeding from lactation educators and consultants.
- Tips on how breastfeeding can work around a busy schedule.
- Individual consultations with peer counselors who are available to help you with breastfeeding. Peer counselors are moms who are trained in breastfeeding and who have experience with breastfeeding.
Call your local WIC clinic and ask to speak with a lactation educator.
You can also get breastfeeding support after-hours, from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, by calling 385-468-4105 or texting 801-450-8039. Support is available in English and Spanish.
Salt Lake-area breast pump rental and purchase information
La Leche League International (worldwide breastfeeding support group)
For Health Care Providers
If your patient has a medical need for specific formula or food from WIC, complete the appropriate form(s) below and give the completed form(s) to the patient to bring to her WIC appointment.
- For infants under 1 year:
Medical Authorization Form for Specific Formula/Food
- For women and children over 1 year:
Medical Authorization Form for Specific Formula/Food
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or
letter to us by
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax: 202-690-7442; or,
- Email: email@example.com
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.