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Choose Healthy.  Choose WIC!

Get started by calling 1-800-WIC-WINS. 

 
  
WIC Public Meetings
Your comments/suggestions for the WIC program are important to us!
Please attend a meeting or submit written comments to the WIC State Agency at bmellott@pa.gov
 
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has helped Pennsylvania families since 1974!  
 
WIC helps pregnant women, mothers and caregivers of infants and young children learn about good nutrition to keep themselves and their families healthy. WIC provides nutrition services, breastfeeding support, health care and social service referrals and healthy foods to eligible participants. 

 
    
 
 I can't believe all the extra foods I receive
 from WIC because I am 
breastfeeding my baby. The WIC staff give me support and I don't know what
I would do without WIC! 
       
~ WIC Mom      
 

 
Who is Eligible for WIC? 
  • Women who are pregnant or had a baby in the past six months or twelve months if breastfeeding; 
  • Infants and children under age five; and
  • Fathers, grandparents and foster parents, who are the legal guardian of a child under age five, may apply for WIC on their behalf.            
WIC applicants must reside in Pennsylvania, have a medical or nutritional risk, and have a gross household income that does not exceed 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines.   Refer to income chart below.   
 
How do I Apply? 
To apply for WIC, call your local WIC agency or call 1-800-942-9467 to be connected to a WIC office.   The WIC staff will answer your questions and schedule your appointment.   WIC does not have an on-line application. Click here for the list of items needed for your appointment at the WIC office.   
 
WIC Does Not Discriminate  
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Click here for the full non-discrimination statement.  
 
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Haga click aqui para la declaración de no discriminación.  
 
Selling or trading WIC foods is illegal!
If you suspect someone of abusing the WIC program, please call the WIC Hotline 1-800-WIC-WINS (942-9467). 
 
To learn more about the Pennsylvania WIC Program, click on the links below: