Apply for WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded nutrition education and food assistance program for low-income pregnant, body/breastfeeding, and postpartum people, and children up to age 5 years, including foster children.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.


Who is eligible?

  • People who are pregnant, body/breastfeeding or had a baby, abortion, or miscarriage in the past 6 months
  • Infants and children under 5 years old (including foster children)
  • Fathers, stepparents, grandparents and foster parents may all apply for their children, in addition to mothers being able to apply.
Residency Guidelines:
  • Must be a resident of Iowa, there is no minimum residency
  • US citizenship is not required
Income Guidelines:
  • Persons receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps or FIP automatically qualify for WIC and do not need to meet separate income guidelines.
  • If a pregnant person or infant in the household receives Medicaid, then the children under 5 years in the household are also eligible for WIC. 
  • If someone in the household receives FIP, the financial need requirement is met.
  • Working and nonworking families who meet the current income guidelines qualify financially for WIC (a pregnant person is counted as two in the household.)

How long can I be on WIC?

Parents
  • Pregnant people can enroll any time during their pregnancy and continue through the month following their delivery date, then they can renew enrollment in WIC as postpartum or body/breastfeeding.
  • Postpartum (non-body/non-breastfeeding) parents can be on WIC for 6 months postpartum. Body/Breastfeeding parents may be on WIC for up to one year postpartum. 
  • Postpartum parents who do not have custody of their baby, had a miscarriage or an abortion can receive WIC for 6 months postpartum.
Infants
  • Infants can enroll anytime in their first year of life. They can renew enrollment in WIC when they turn one year old.
Children
  • Children can enroll and continue on WIC until the month of their 5th birthday.

WIC Clinic Hours and Locations

Johnson County

Phone: 319-356-6042

 

Email: [email protected]

Address

Johnson County Health and Human Services Building

855 S Dubuque Street, Suite 204, Iowa City, IA 52240-4281

Hours

7:45 am – 6:00 pm, Monday and Wednesday

7:45 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

7:45 am - 12:00 pm, first Saturday of each month

Washington County

Address

Washington County Public Health (Federation Bank Building)

110 N. Iowa Ave, Suite 300, Washington, IA 52353

Hours

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, first and third Tuesday of each month

9:00 am – 4:00 pm, first and third Thursday of each month

Iowa County

Address

Williamsburg Public Library

300 W State St, Williamsburg, IA 52361

Hours

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, second Thursday of each month

 

Address

Marengo Public Library

235 E Hilton St, Marengo, IA 52301

Hours

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, fourth Thursday of each month

Cedar County

Address

Cedar County Public Health (Tipton Courthouse)

400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA 52772

Hours

9:00 am – 4:00 pm, fourth Wednesday of each month