WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

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About WIC

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children.

WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition information and support
  • eWIC benefits to buy healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family

WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health information on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more.

We encourage you to take advantage of all that WIC has to offer. Click on a link below to learn more and for information on scheduling a WIC appointment.


How do I apply for WIC?
You can start your application online (it only takes a few minutes to get started). After you submit your form online, a team member from our WIC office will contact you. You can also apply over the phone by calling 785-229-3534.

Who can apply for WIC?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Women who had a baby within the last six months
  • Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children who are younger than 5.

How do I know I am eligible?

  • If you are on Medicaid, TANF, or SNAP, you meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC. If you don’t qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for your household.
  • You must live in Kansas. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be part of the WIC program. 
  • Your WIC appointment includes a visit with a nutrition expert to help determine your eligibility. WIC will measure, weigh and check the iron level of each family member applying for WIC and answer any questions you may have about health and nutrition.

How long can I stay on WIC?

If you meet the income and nutrition requirements:

  • Infants and children can stay on WIC until they turn 5.
  • Women who are pregnant receive WIC food benefits until the end of their pregnancy.
  • Women who are fully or partially breastfeeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 1-year-old.
  • Women who are mostly or only formula feeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 6-months-old.

To learn more or apply online, click on a box below. 

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Buying, selling, or otherwise misusing WIC benefits is a crime. To report suspected fraud or abuse, call 800-424-9121 or visit www.usda.gov/oig/hotline.htm. Health Department Home