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WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program

To protect, promote and improve the health of our community

WIC Works!

Many people don't know that even working families can get WIC. For example, a family of four can make up to $47,638 a year and still qualify for WIC.

WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It provides monthly benefits to buy roughly $45 worth of healthy foods for each eligible person in your family. It also provides nutrition tips and breastfeeding education and support at no cost.

To be eligible for WIC, you must:

Even if you work, you may still be eligible to participate in the WIC program. Click here to view current income guidelines for WIC. 

You can set up an appointment to apply for WIC by calling Richmond Clinic (859-623-7312) or Berea Clinic (859-986-1192).

When you come to your appointment, make sure you bring the following items:

Some examples of the foods you may receive are:

Click to view the WIC food brochure

When you enroll in WIC, you will get information to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your family's health. If you decide to breastfeed your baby, the program may be able to provide you with a breast pump when you return to work or school. WIC can also help you find regular health care and keep your children's vaccinations up to date if needed.

WIC Shopper App Available

WICShopper simplifies WIC. WICShopper provides tools that will make WIC easy for you to use. Get more information and find out how to install it on your iPhone or Android here. Once you have registered your card, your current benefits will automatically download to the app. Scan products as you shop to verify WIC eligibility. The app will tell you if it is WIC eligible. If your benefits have been downloaded, the app will tell you if the item is eligible for YOU with your remaining benefits.

WIC Online Nutrition Education

Want to have fewer appointments to keep your WIC benefits? Soon you will be able to do the two required WIC Nutritional Education visits per year online or by telephone! Your child must be between 1-5 years of age to qualify for online visits. Click the link above to register or ask your WIC counselor during your next visit if you qualify for this service.

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: How to File a Complaint, 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;

(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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