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Salt Lake County Health Department
General Information  
Phone: (385) 468-4100

Women Infants & Children (WIC)

About

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy.

WIC provides low-income women, infants, and children under 5 with nutrition education, vouchers for nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, a review of immunization records, and referrals to other helpful agencies.

To schedule an appointment at a local WIC clinic or for more information, call 801-WIC-KIDS (942-5437).

Eligibility

To be eligible for WIC, you must be one of the following:

  • A pregnant or breastfeeding woman
  • A woman who has just had a baby
  • A child less than 5 years of age

You must also meet income guidelines. Income is based on gross income and frequency of pay. Applicants are automatically income-eligible if they participate in Medicaid, Food Stamps, or the Family Employment Program (TANF); you will need to bring proof that you are on one of these programs to your appointment.

WIC counts an unborn baby as a household member. 

For July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021, WIC income eligibility guidelines are:

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $23,606 $1,968 $984 $908 $454
2 $31,894 $2,658 $1,329 $1,227 $614
3 $40,182 $3,349 $1,675 $1,546 $773
4 $48,470 $4,040 $2,020 $1,865 $933
5 $56,758 $4,730 $2,365 $2,183 $1,092
6 $65,046 $5,421 $2,711 $2,502 $1,251
7 $73,334 $6,112 $3,056 $2,821 $1,411
8 $81,622 $6,802 $3,401 $3,140 $1,570
Each additional
family member, add
$8,288 $691 $346 $319 $160

Apply

To apply for WIC, schedule an application appointment by either:

When you come for your appointment, be sure to bring the following items. Missing items may prevent you from qualifying for WIC or may require you to make another appointment at a later date.

  • Every person applying for WIC
  • Your WIC packet (if you have one)
  • Proof of income: Documentation of your household’s source of income or wages. This applies to all members of the household.
    Examples include:
    • pay check stubs for the last 30 days
    • current month Medicaid card
    • unemployment checks
    • food stamp letter with amount
    • SSI (social security) information
    • worker’s compensation information

    Applicants are automatically income eligible if they participate in Medicaid, Food Stamps or the Family Employment Program (TANF)

  • Proof of identification: Documentation for each individual applying for WIC benefits, including children, and the adult responsible for the benefits.
    Examples include: 
    • Driver license
    • Government-issued ID card
    • Passport
    • Current Medicaid card
    • Birth certificate
    • Hospital bracelet (must have date of birth and last name)
    • Infant crib card (must have date of birth and last name)
    • WIC packet (if you have one) 
  • Proof of residency: Documentation of where you currently live with your current physical address.
    Examples include:
    • a current bill (utilities, phone, cable, car payment, medical bill) in your name or the name of the person providing paychecks
    • a current Medicaid card
    • rental or mortgage agreement with address
    • bank statement with address
  • Immunization record for each child or infant

Breastfeeding

Give your baby the best: breastfeed!

WIC participants receive:

  • Help and support in breastfeeding from lactation educators and consultants.
  • Tips on how breastfeeding can work around a busy schedule.
  • Individual consultations with peer counselors who are available to help you with breastfeeding. Peer counselors are moms who are trained in breastfeeding and who have experience with breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Questions?

Call your local WIC clinic and ask to speak with a lactation educator.

You can also get breastfeeding support after-hours, from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, by calling 385-468-4105 or texting 801-450-8039. Support is available in English and Spanish.

Breastfeeding Resources

Salt Lake-area breast pump rental and purchase information
La Leche League International (worldwide breastfeeding support group)

For Health Care Providers

If your patient has a medical need for specific formula or food from WIC, complete the appropriate form(s) below and give the completed form(s) to the patient to bring to her WIC appointment.

Nondiscrimination Statement

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, found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.