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?

  • 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-chest/non-breastfeeding) parents can be on WIC for 6 months postpartum. Chest/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 can enroll anytime in their first year of life. They can renew enrollment in WIC when they turn one year old.
  • 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]

Iowa City Clinic
Johnson County Health & Human Services Building
855 S. Dubuque Street, Suite 204, Iowa City, IA 52240-4281

8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday and Wednesday
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm, first Saturday of each month

North Liberty Rec Center
520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, IA 52317
2nd Tuesday of the Month

North Liberty Baptist Church
1215 Jordan St, North Liberty, IA 52317
3rd Thursday of the Month

Coralville United Methodist Church
806 13th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
4th Tuesday of the Month

Iowa County

Williamsburg Public Library
300 W State St, Williamsburg, IA 52361
Hours 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, second Thursday of each month

Marengo Public Library
235 E Hilton St, Marengo, IA 52301
Hours 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, fourth Thursday of each month

Other WIC clinics served by HACAP- Linn, Benton, & Jones Counties

Urban WIC Office
1328 2nd Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA  52403
(319) 366-7632
Fax: (319) 366-8936
Hours: Monday. Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm  
1st & 3rd Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Closed 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm)
2nd & 4th Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm (Closed 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm) 

Marion WIC Office
640 14th Street Marion, IA  52302
(319) 200-8650
Fax: (319) 200-5160
Hours:  Wednesday & Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
2nd & 4th Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Closed 12:00 pm -12:45 pm)
1st & 3rd Monday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm (Closed 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

1020 6th Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 892-6024
Fax: (319)892-6098
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thurday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Closed 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10:00 am - 6:30 pm (Closed 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm) 

Anamosa WIC Office
105 Broadway Place Suite 11 Anamosa, Iowa 52205
(319) 550-6311
Fax: (319) 200-5160
Hours: 2nd Tuesdays 11:00 am - 5:30 pm (Closed 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm)
3rd & 4th Tuesdays 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (Closed 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm) 

Monticello WIC Office
766 N Maple St, Monticello, IA 52310
(319) 550-6311
Fax: (319) 200-5160
Hours: 1st Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:15 pm (Closed 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm) 

Belle Plaine WIC Office
Christ United Methodist Church
708 15th St Belle Plaine, IA 52208
(319) 366-7632
Fax: (319) 366-8936
Hours: 1st Wednesday 9:15 am - 2:45 pm (Closed 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm) 

Vinton WIC Office
Wesley United Methodist Church
516 Second Avenue Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 366-7632
Fax: (319) 366-8936
Hours: 2nd Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm (Closed 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm)

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Paper checks are available for use at approved farmers’ markets to purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs for those active in the WIC program under the Farmers Market Nutrition program (FMNP). In order to be eligible for the WIC FMNP, you must be older than 9 months by May 31 and an active participant in WIC on both May 31 and June 1 in of the year the checks are issued.

Each eligible  participant in the WIC FMNP can receive a once a year benefit in the form of paper  checks to be used June 1 through October 31 at participating Iowa farmers’ markets  and farm stands in the year the checks are issued. Checks can be used to purchase fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs at authorized farmers' markets and farm stands. Contact us [email protected] for more info or to check if you are eligible.

How to use Farmers Market checks        

Location of Approved Farmers Markets in Iowa

Information on the Iowa City Online Market and Local Farm Stands accepting FMNP