Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It is administered in Illinois by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Even if you or your family members are working, it can be hard making ends meet. The WIC Program may be able to help with nutrition information to help you and your family, health care and immunizations. Our staff would love to help you.
Who Can Receive WIC Services?
WIC may be able to help you if you:
- Pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby
- Have an infant or children up to age 5 (including foster children)
- Families with low to medium income
Your annual household incomes must be within WIC Guidelines. You may have a job and still meet these guidelines.
Illinois WIC Income Guidelines (PDF)
You may apply by calling (309) 852-5272 x267 or submit the online WIC Application Form.
Medical or Health Risk
A screening by a WIC Certifying Professional Authority must find that you have a medical or nutritional health risk such as low iron, low weight gain during pregnancy or a diet that needs improvement.
Provided By WIC
A WIC EBT card will be provided to families so they can purchase healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter, beans, lentils, whole grains, 100% juice, cereal, infant cereal, baby food and formula.
Breastfeeding mothers may also receive tuna fish and salmon.
Illinois WIC Formula and Medical Nutritional Prescription Form for Providers (PDF)
WIC Program Illinois Authorized Food List (PDF)
Programa WIC Lista de alimentos autorizados de Illinois (PDF)
Temporary Additions to Contract Formulas (PDF)
What to Bring
For your first visit to a WIC clinic, please bring the following with you:
- Identification (examples: driver's license, photo ID)
- Proof of income (examples: your last two paycheck stubs, income tax form, Medicaid or SNAP/Link card )
- Proof of residency (examples: your utility bill or recent mail)
- Proof of birth (birth certificate for your infant or child)
- Proof of immunizations (shot records)
- Person to be certified (you or your child)
WIC does not require proof of citizenship or alien status.
Nutrition Education, Counseling & Support
Hours of Business: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00PM
Late appointments available till 6pm 3rd Wednesday of every Month
Phone Number: 309-852-5272 Press 5 for WIC
Fax Number: 309-852-0595