WIC – Women, Infants and Children
WIC- Women, Infants & Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.
If you are a current WIC client and would like to schedule your next appointment click here: Utah WIC Appointment Request, or text 801-832-7298 or call 435-277-2320.
To find out if you qualify for WIC benefits and to apply click here: https://wic.utah.gov/about/apply/
- Tooele office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m.- noon. Closed weekends, and holidays. 151 N. Main Street, Suite 130 Tooele, Ut. 84074 Phone 435-277-2320, Text 801-832-7298, Fax 435-277-2324
- Wendover office hours are Monday – Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 920 East Wendover Boulevard Wendover, Ut. 84083 Phone 435-277-2326, Text 801-382-8602, Fax 435-665-7006. Immunization clinic is open the second Friday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
To take an Online Class visit: https://www.wichealth.org/. If you are having difficulty taking an Online Class please call.
WIC Income Guidelines
Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
*Pregnant women count as 2 (mom and unborn child) when calculating household size.
- If your income qualifies, CLICK HERE to apply for WIC or request an appointment online. Or, you may call the nearest WIC clinic in the public health department for the county in which you live. The clinic will schedule you for the next available appointment to be certified to participate in the WIC program. Some clinics offer walk-in appointments. Please contact the clinic for more information. You can find locations and contact information by going to the Clinic Locations page.
- Please take the following items to your appointment:
- Proof of identity for yourself and each child to be certified, such as a Driver License, Medicaid Card, Birth Certificate, or Passport. If you cannot bring one of these forms of ID, the clinic can explain other acceptable forms if ID.
- Proof of address, such as a current utility bill with a street address (no P.O. boxes), or bring a rent or mortgage receipt. This is to verify you live in Utah and within the county served by the clinic.
- Proof of income for each household member who works. You must bring documentation such as check stubs showing your income for the last 30 days. If you receive Medicaid you may bring your Medicaid card as proof of income. You may also bring a letter from Workforce Services showing the amount you receive in SNAP benefits or the Family Employment Program.
- If you are employed, bring your most recent pay stubs. If paid weekly, bring four pay stubs. If paid every two weeks or twice a month, bring two pay stubs.
- If your income is seasonal or fluctuates throughout the year; or if you are self employed, you may bring your most recent tax return.
- Immunization records for your children being certified.
- Don’t forget to bring your children to be certified!
- You will be asked to identify your race and ethnicity. This information is for record keeping purposes only and does not affect your eligibility.
- WIC will not ask about your immigration status. You do not need to be a legal resident of the U.S. to participate in WIC and receive food benefits.
- At the clinic:
- Your height and weight will be measured.
- A simple screening test of the amount of iron in your blood will be done. If you do not wish to have finger-stick test, some of our clinics have non-invasive methods for checking your iron. Ask the WIC staff for other options.
- You will meet with a WIC health professional who will discuss your health and nutrition with you. She will explain the reason you qualify for the program and what foods you will receive. She will also give you simple ideas to improve your family’s eating habits. Ask the WIC health professional any questions you might have. She is there to help you.
- You will receive WIC checks to purchase specific healthy foods at the grocery store. These checks may be redeemed at most stores in Utah. See our Approved Vendor List.
- You will continue to have appointments at the WIC clinic about every three months to receive nutrition education and pick up more checks.
WIC supports Breastfeeding! There are benefits for Mothers that Breastfeed while on WIC.
WIC also offers:
1. Free Breastfeeding Classes that cover:
- How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
- Common concerns
- How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
2. Pumps and other breastfeeding aids
3. One on one counseling for mothers with Lactation concerns. Call to schedule an appointment with our Lactation Consultants at one of the office locations listed above.