I encourage my friends to get WIC. At WIC, we talk about health and nutrition, and I love getting information on how my healthy child is growing!

⚊ WIC Mom

Choose Healthy. Choose WIC!

The Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has improved the nutrition and health of families in Pennsylvania since 1974 by providing nutrition services, breastfeeding support, health care and social service referrals, and healthy foods. Through WIC, pregnant women, mothers, and caregivers of infants and young children learn about good nutrition to keep themselves and their families healthy!

Who is Eligible for WIC?

  • WIC serves the following Pennsylvania residents:
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women, for up to one year postpartum
  • Women up to six months postpartum, who are not breastfeeding
  • Infants and children under 5 years old, including foster children
Dad, Mom and Baby

These residents must also meet WIC income guidelines, which is 185 percent of the poverty level set by the federal government and is based on household size. They must also have a medical or nutritional risk, which is determined at the WIC certification appointment. There are many qualifying risks. Some examples include: anemia, underweight, overweight, premature baby and pregnancy complications

How do I Apply?

To apply for WIC, call the toll-free WIC Hotline 1-800-WIC-WINS to be connected to WIC office staff that will answer your questions and schedule your appointment, or get started online! Once your appointment is scheduled, please take time to review the list of required items needed for your initial visit to the WIC office.


Within a:

mile radius of zip code

Or located in:

Mother with a child contacting WIC

What to Take to Your First Visit?

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  • Proof of identity for each applicant:
    1. An example for a woman would be driver’s license or a photo ID card.
    2. An example for an infant or child would be a birth certificate or infant’s hospital record.
    3. WIC does not require proof of citizenship or alien status.
  • Proof of income for everyone living in the household (ex. current pay stubs, unemployment card, income tax return, ACCESS or Food Stamp ID card)
  • Proof of Pennsylvania residency (ex. Driver’s license, utility bill or recent mail)
  • Immunization record for all children up to 2 years of age (ex. baby book, health passport)
  • Bring your children under age 5
  • If applicable, proof of pregnancy from doctor stating due date
  • Blood work results (hematocrit or hemoglobin), if available

If possible, complete a dietary questionnaire for each applicant.

  • Woman (up to six months postpartum or up to 12 months postpartum if breastfeeding)
  • Infant (under age 1)
  • Child (age 1 to under age 5)
Pregnant woman

For example:

If you are a mom with a newborn baby and you also have a 3 year-old, you would complete a woman questionnaire for you, an infant questionnaire for your newborn baby, and a child questionnaire for your 3 year-old.

Selling or trading WIC foods is illegal!

If you suspect that someone is abusing the WIC program, please call the WIC Hotline.