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

COVID-19 considerations

WIC is open for business. Some clinics are closed or have limited hours, but we are still here to help you. Please see this list of information regarding local agency and clinic operations and/or call your clinic for the most up-to-date information on clinic hours. Leave a message with your current phone number, and be patient, as it may take longer to return your call. We have also temporarily added some items to our food list due to shortages at stores.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to keep our children safe. The long-term effects of a pediatric COVID case can be serious and last months. The most common side-effect of the COVID vaccine, which provides lasting protection, is a sore arm. The best way to protect children against COVID-19 is to get them vaccinated. Like other pediatric vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine was thoroughly tested on children before being recommended. Parents with questions should talk to a pediatrician, school nurse, or another trusted healthcare provider about their child and the COVID-19 vaccine. Finding a vaccine is easy and getting vaccinated is free. Parents will be able to find available vaccines at vaccines.gov or by contacting their health care provider or local pharmacy.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently only available to individuals of 5 years of age or older.

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!

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services has prepared information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

PA WIC Experience Virtual Tour

Welcome to the PA WIC Experience Virtual Tour. Click to come inside the WIC Virtual Kitchen Classroom. Encourage your children to play our games while learning more about nutrition and the PA WIC Program.

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.

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.

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Please take the following to your FIRST appointment:

Print appointment checklist

  • Proof of identity, for example:
    • For a woman – driver’s license, photo ID card, passport or student ID
    • For an infant – birth certificate, crib card or discharge paperwork
    • For a child – birth certificate, crib card or passport
  • Proof of all sources of income for everyone living in the household (ex. pay stubs for the last 30 days, unemployment letter, child support, income tax return for self-employed persons only)
  • ACCESS card (if applicable)
  • Proof of Pennsylvania residency (document with name and current address such as driver’s license, utility bill or recent mail)
  • Immunization record for all children under 2 years old (ex. baby book, health passport), if available
  • Your child(ren) under age 5
  • Proof of pregnancy stating due date (if applicable)
If you are currently on WIC or a proxy for a WIC participant, always bring your WIC packet and WIC ID card to every appointment.

For re-certifications, please bring:

  • Proof of identity, for example:
    • For a woman – driver’s license, photo ID card, passport or student ID
    • For an infant – birth certificate, crib card or discharge paperwor
    • For a child – birth certificate, crib card or passport
  • Proof of all sources of income for everyone living in the household (ex. pay stubs for the last 30 days, unemployment letter, child support, income tax return for self-employed persons only)
  • ACCESS card (if applicable)
  • Proof of Pennsylvania residency (document with name and current address such as driver’s license, utility bill or recent mail)
  • Immunization record for all children under 2 years old (ex. baby book, health passport), if available
  • Your child(ren) under age 5

For health evaluations and/or weigh and measure appointments, please bring:

  • Your child(ren)
  • Immunization record for all children under 2 years old
Please Note:  Proof of identity is needed for all WIC appointments! Bringing all requested items helps shorten your appointment time. If you have any questions about what to bring, contact your local WIC office.
Selling or trading WIC foods is illegal!

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

WIC Hotline 1-800-WIC-WINS