WIC (Women Infant Children program)

WIC (Women Infant Children program)

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WIC-Women Infant Children is a federal funded program implemented by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health that provides pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, children and infants with nutrition assistance.

WIC is a special nutrition program that assists with:

  • Pregnant, breast-feeding or post-partum women
  • Infants up to one year of age
  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • Participants must both be low income and at nutritional risk

 

To apply for WIC benefits bring the following to a WIC Location:

  • Two current paycheck stubs or Public Aid Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Shot Records of your child
  • Picture ID/Social Security Card
  • Current Bill or Mail
  • Health Referral form completed by your health care provider

To qualify for WIC, you must meet income guidelines

 WIC Benefits:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Free breastfeeding counseling
  • Monthly checks for items such as milk, eggs, cereal, cheese, and produce
  • Infants receive infant formula and as they get older, cereal and baby food

Contact one of the WIC locations near you to get started!  Click here to view a list of WIC locations.

For more information please call the Chicago Department of Public Health 312.747.9140.

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