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WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program

To protect, promote and improve the health of our community

The Women's Infant and Children's Program, or WIC, is a supplemental food program that provides nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, education, nutritious foods, and referrals to health care ​services.
The very first WIC clinic in the nation opened in January of 1974, right here in Kentucky.

For more information about the WIC Program, visit:

WIC Works!

Many people don't know that even working families can get WIC. For example, a family of four can make up to $47,638 a year and still qualify for WIC.

WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It provides monthly benefits to buy roughly $45 worth of healthy foods for each eligible person in your family. It also provides nutrition tips and breastfeeding education and support at no cost.

To be eligible for WIC, you must:

Even if you work, you may still be eligible to participate in the WIC program. Click here to view current income guidelines for WIC. 

You can set up an appointment to apply for WIC by calling Richmond Clinic (859-623-7312) or Berea Clinic (859-986-1192).

When you come to your appointment, make sure you bring the following items:

Some examples of the foods you may receive are:

Click to view the WIC food brochure

When you enroll in WIC, you will get information to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your family's health. If you decide to breastfeed your baby, the program may be able to provide you with a breast pump when you return to work or school. WIC can also help you find regular health care and keep your children's vaccinations up to date if needed.

WIC Shopper App Available

WICShopper simplifies WIC. WICShopper provides tools that will make WIC easy for you to use. Get more information and find out how to install it on your iPhone or Android here. Once you have registered your card, your current benefits will automatically download to the app. Scan products as you shop to verify WIC eligibility. The app will tell you if it is WIC eligible. If your benefits have been downloaded, the app will tell you if the item is eligible for YOU with your remaining benefits.

WIC Online Nutrition Education

Want to have fewer appointments to keep your WIC benefits? Soon you will be able to do the two required WIC Nutritional Education visits per year online or by telephone! Your child must be between 1-5 years of age to qualify for online visits. Click the link above to register or ask your WIC counselor during your next visit if you qualify for this service.

Free Language Assistance & Other Aids and Services Available

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:
(1) correo:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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