During the COVID-19 pandemic, WIC is continuing to provide benefits via telephone for qualified women, infants and children. Appointments for new and existing participants are available at all WIC clinics. Call 509.324.1620 for information.
Federal stimulus checks for COVID-19 are not counted as income to determine qualification for WIC participation.
It is now easier than ever to use WIC.
Quality nutrition services are the centerpiece of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program at Spokane Regional Health District. The program also offers breastfeeding education, free healthy foods, and help accessing other health care for low- and moderate-income women and children with, or at risk of developing, nutrition-related health problems.
Local services are part of a federal program with an extraordinary record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their health, growth and development. In Spokane County, WIC’s committed, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial staff stretch resources to serve all eligible women and children while ensuring program effectiveness and integrity. WIC children enter school ready to learn and show better cognitive performance.
For more eligibility requirements, see below.
|Household or family size*||Maximum annual income to qualify||Maximum monthly income to qualify|
*A household is defined as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although not necessarily, are living together and share income.
**Gross income is income before taxes and deductions.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated by
the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
USDA May 20166.9
million total WIC participants to date
Spokane family currently participating in the Spokane WIC program
“Almost half of all babies in Washington state are on WIC. ”
WIC is a place where families get healthy food and a lot more. WIC is for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5. WIC made a difference for over 255,000 women, infants and children in Washington in 2018.
WIC benefits are now loaded on the WIC Card for faster and easier checkout at the store. Buy only the foods you want each shopping trip. All family benefits are loaded on the same account (no more multiple checks in a family).
WIC Shopper application is available to sync with your WIC Card. Use this card to do the following:
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, sec, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800.795.3272 (voice) or 202.720.6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Washington WIC does not discriminate.
Partnerships with medical providers are critical to the success of the WIC program.