- Health and Human Services
- Public Health Division
- Family & Child Health Programs
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
The Division of Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a supplemental nutrition program that supports the health of pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who meet income, medical or nutritional eligibility requirements.
WIC provides benefits so families can get nutritious foods. Staff help support healthy eating, promote breastfeeding, and refer participants to health care.
To apply, please call Walworth County WIC at 262-741-3200 or apply here. You may qualify for WIC if you:
- are a resident of Wisconsin
- are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are a new mother
- have a child under five-years-old, and
- have a household income that meets WIC guidelines
- You may also qualify through your insurance coverage
Applicants can also check if they qualify by using the WIC Prescreening Tool. Dads, grandparents, foster parents, and other caregivers of children under the age of 5 may also sign children up for WIC.
- Individual nutrition assessment and counseling by a Registered Dietitian (RD), degreed nutritionist, or nurse.
- Group nutrition education classes.
- Breastfeeding education and support.
- A monthly food package that includes healthy supplemental foods.
- Referral to services such as immunizations, healthcare, social services, Medicaid, and FoodShare.
Shopping with WIC
WIC makes shopping easy with EBT cards. Watch Shopping for WIC Foods for a lesson on using the WIC card:
Only certain foods can be purchased with WIC. Approved foods are available in the WIC-approved foods booklet in:
Checking your WIC balance
WIC participants can check their WIC balance several ways.
- Call 1-877-231-3452, the number listed on the back of your WIC card
- Go to the Wisconsin MyWIC app
- Check online at Ebtedge.com
- Under "EBT Cardholders," select "More Information"
- Enter your eWIC number and PIN
- Find your balance on your last grocery store receipt
- Ask for your balance at the grocery store