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, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Household Size* Annual Monthly Twice Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $23,107 $1,926 $963 $889 $445
2 $31,284 $2,607 $1,304 $1,204 $602
3 $39,461 $3,289 $1,645 $1,518 $759
4 $47,638 $3,970 $1,985 $1,833 $917
5 $55,815 $4,652 $2,326 $2,147 $1,074
6 $63,992 $5,333 $2,667 $2,462 $1,231
7 $72,169 $6,015 $3,008 $2,776 $1,388
8 $80,346 $6,696 $3,348 $3,091 $1,546
Each Additional
Family Member
$8,177 $682 $341 $315 $158

*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.
  • Information shared with the WIC clinic staff is kept confidential. You will have the opportunity to read the privacy policy along with your rights and responsibilities on the program.
  • 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.

 

Breastfeeding:

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.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
E-mail:program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

WIC- Temporary Substitutions

WIC has approved some temporary food substitutions if the store is out of stock. Go to: https://wic.utah.gov/coronavirus-wic-update/ WIC has approved temporary food substitutions if the store is sold out. Go to: https://wic.utah.gov/coronavirus-wic-update/ for...

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Tooele County Health Department

Tooele
151 North Main Street
Tooele, Utah 84074
(435) 277-2300

Monday-Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8 am to noon
Closed holidays.

Wendover
920 East Wendover Boulevard, Wendover Utah 84083
Call (435)277-2326 or 277-2327 for available services and hours.

To report an emergency after hours call (435) 882-5600.