Women Infants & Children (WIC)

Review the qualifications and apply for services

Louisiana WIC office handles the Women Infants and Children program through the Department of Public Health. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals describes WIC as a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children (under five years old).

WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition information, breastfeeding promotion, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health and social services. Learn more >>

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women
  • Infants
  • Children ages 1 to 5 years
And You Must Meet the Following:
  • Income requirements (link to http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/942)
  • Live in the state of Louisiana and
  • Meet income guidelines or be enrolled in Medicaid
  • Or receive SNAP or TANF benefits

How to become a WIC participant:

  • Call 1-800-251-BABY to locate the best WIC Clinic for you
  • Call that clinic. Make an appointment to see if you and/or your children are eligible for WIC
  • Bring proof of income
    • For each person living in your house, bring one of these items:
      • Pay stub showing gross income
      • Current tax records
      • Letter from employer with salary amount
      • Proof of social security benefits
      • Alimony or child support payments
      • Other proof (ask clinic)
    • Anyone on Medicaid, Food Stamps or TANF is automatically income eligible for WIC. Please bring proof of participating in these programs.
  • Bring proof of where you live (at least one of these items):
    • Rent receipt
    • Utility bill
    • Other proof (ask clinic)
  • Bring proof of identification for each person who wants WIC benefits (at least one of these items):
    • Driver’s license
    • Birth certificate
    • State or school ID
    • Other proof (ask clinic)

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