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Apply for WIC in Three Easy Steps!

We have clinics available in Ada, Mahnomen, and Twin Valley.

The WIC Program is a Nutrition and Breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. The WIC Program also provides individualized nutrition education and counseling, vouchers to purchase nutritious foods from local vendors, and referrals to health and other social services.

  • Women- Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Postpartum mothers for 6 months
  • Infants - up to one year of age
  • Children- age one to five

Do you qualify or know someone who would qualify for free supplemental foods, nutrition education and parenting ideas? Then WIC is the place for you. Save on food costs, receive prenatal and breastfeeding support and referrals to other services available in our counties. Many working families are eligible for this service.

As always, WIC applicants may qualify by bringing proof of income when income is at or below these amounts:

WIC Income Guidelines - Effective April 1, 2022

Number of Household Members
Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
Up to $484
Up to $2,096
Up to $25,142
Up to $652
Up to $2,823
Up to $33,874
Up to $820
Up to $3,551
Up to $42,606
Up to $988
Up to $4,279
Up to $51,338
Up to $1,156
Up to $5,006
Up to $60,070
Up to $1,324
Up to $5,734
Up to $68,802
Up to $1,492
Up to $6,462
Up to $77,534
Up to $1,659
Up to $7,189
Up to $86,266
Up to $1,827
Up to $7,197
Up to $94,998
Each additional family member, add
Up to $168
Up to $728
Up to $8,732

Families may also qualify by bringing proof that a family member is enrolled in one or more of the following programs:

Families with incomes higher than the incomes listed above will still qualify for WIC if a family member is enrolled in Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care. Applicants on TEFRA will still qualify for WIC.

Complete a Minnesota Health Care Programs application today to establish your eligibility!

What Consists of Proof of Income?

  •  Monetary compensation for services, such as wages, salary, commissions or fees.
  • Net income from farm or self employment (as part of total income on the most recent tax return)
  • Social security benefits
  • Dividends or interest on savings or bonds, income from estates, or net rental income
  • Public assistance or welfare payments, unemployment compensation
  • Government civilian employee or military retirement or pension or veteran’s payments
  • Private pensions or annuities
  • Alimony or child support payments
  • Regular contributions from persons not living in the household
  • Net royalties
  • Other cash income: cash amounts rec’d or withdrawn from any source, including savings, investments, trust accounts and other resources that are readily available to the family.

Remember, you MUST bring proof of eligibility to each WIC appointment. This includes proof of income, residency, and identity.

What Occurs During Your Appointment?

  • Monitor height, weight and hemoglobin
  • Assess general health status
  • Discuss you and your child's nutritional needs

We need to remind you that WIC doesn't meet all the nutritional needs - it is a supplemental program. The food package is provided to each participant, tailoring it to meet to nutritional needs of each participant on the program.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please call the WIC office at (218) 935-2527 or (218) 784-5425 prior to your appointment and we would be happy to help you.

You may also find additional information at Minnesota Department of Health