This is a difficult and scary time for many people. If you’re in need, or suddenly have a change in your family’s financial situation, please call us.Mom smiling at infant

WIC can provide assistance for families with infants and children up to 5 years of age, as well as to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or whose pregnancy ended fewer than 6 months ago.

The layoffs and business closures that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic likely mean more people are WIC-eligible. Other eligibility factors include:

WIC staff will pre-screen prospective clients over the phone, and then schedule an appointment for a phone meeting.  When your family qualifies, their food benefits will be uploaded to their eWIC card. The eWIC card can be mailed directly to them or can be picked up safely at the office.

Some services, like breast pump delivery, still require a physical visit, but contact is limited.

At this time, WIC is discouraging in-person visits to their clinics, but is ready to provide services by phone.

Those who are new to WIC, think they may qualify, or need to renew their benefits should call 509.460.4200

Who is eligible for 

  • Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who've had a pregnancy in the last 6 months can apply. 
  • Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children.
  • If a person has a job or if he or she has private health insurance, they can still apply for WIC.

WIC eligibility is based on income.
 Click here for guidelines.

  • For income guidelines, a household is defined as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although not necessarily, are living together and share income.
  • A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  Washington State WIC Nutrition Program does not discriminate.

Where and how can I apply?