Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

COVID update: Rice County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) continues to operate for current WIC families and determine eligibility for new families. We are able to complete appointments and issue benefits by phone. Please call 507-332-5906 and a staff person will be happy to assist you. 

                                        You can now apply for WIC on-line!

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helps safeguard the health of pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children younger than 5 years. We do this by offering one-on-one education about nutrition and feeding practices, supporting breastfeeding, referring to health and community resources and by providing a benefit card to buy healthy foods.

 Rice County WIC continues to operate for current WIC families and determine eligibility for new families. We are able to complete appointments and issue benefits by phone. Please call 507-332-5906 and a staff person will be happy to help. WIC’s income guidelines are higher than many other programs and so you could also check if you are eligible for WIC here.

Participants in these programs are automatically income eligible...
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medical Assistance - TEFRA
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Reduced or Free School Lunch
  • Head Start
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If the family is eligible under the MA guidelines but not yet enrolled, the family may be determined presumptively eligible if they plan to apply.



Learn more about WIC by watching this 6 minute YouTube video: "Welcome To Minnesota WIC"


Further information about WIC can be found at the Minnesota Department of Health
website.

We support breastfeeding families! Rice County Area Breastfeeding Information & Support

 



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