Women, Infant & Children Supplemental Nutrition Program
WIC is an acronym for Women, Infants and Children. This valuable program provides:
- Nutrition screening, education and counseling to improve eating behaviors and reduce or eliminate nutrition problems
- Access to preventive health programs and referrals to private and public health providers
- Benefits to purchase healthy foods at supermarkets across Montana
- Breastfeeding support and counseling
- Free breast pumps
- Benefits for fresh fruits and vegetables at seasonal farmers markets
- Referrals for dental screening
- Referrals to other local health and social services
Who Is Eligible?
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women (baby under 1 year old)
- Women with a baby less than 6 months old
- Infants and children up to 5 years old
- Women whose pregnancy ended early
Participation in WIC will NOT reduce benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. You don't have to be enrolled in these or other programs to participate in WIC.
How Do I Qualify?
You must meet state income guidelines, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
What Should I Bring to My Appointment?
Immunization Records: Please bring your child's immunization/shot records to your appointment so we can verify that vaccinations are up to date. This is not a requirement for WIC eligibility, but we highly encourage it.
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Proof of Residence (examples)
Proof of Identity for Child (examples)
Proof of Household Income for Everyone in Your Household (examples)
New! Increased funding for fruits and vegetables!
The American Rescue Plan provides funding for states to increase the monthly value of fruits and vegetables up to $35 per month for up to four months (beginning June 1, 2021 through September 31, 2021)! Those already enrolled in WIC don’t need to do anything – this funding will be automatically applied to their food packages. Please note, the benefit is for purchasing fruits and vegetables at a grocery store and cannot be used at a farmers market.
LCPH’s WIC program provides nearly 800 local parents and caregivers and their kids with healthy food, nutrition education, and more, to income-eligible parents and caregivers of infants and children up to 5 years old. Many people don’t realize they are eligible! To find out more, please call our WIC program at 406-457-8912.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 945-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider.