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General Information About the WIC Program

How Your Nutrition Risk is Determined

Applicants must be seen by a WIC nutritionist who will determine whether the individual is at nutrition risk.  This is done in the WIC clinic at no cost to the applicant.  However, this information can be obtained from another health professional such as the applicant's physician.

"Nutrition risk" means that an individual has medical-based or dietary-based conditions.  There are many examples. Some medical-based conditions include anemia (low blood levels), underweight, or history of poor pregnancy outcome.  A dietary-based condition includes, for example, a poor diet.

At a minimum, the applicant's height and weight must be measured and bloodwork taken to check for anemia.

An applicant must have at least one of the medical or dietary conditions on the State's list of WIC nutrition risk criteria.

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Find out if you qualify for WIC

Call the regional WIC office nearest you.

If you miss your appointment or need to change it

Call your clinic and reschedule. If the clinic is not open on the day you call, you may reschedule by calling either of the regional WIC offices.

If you need to change the formula

Call your clinic and explain why you need to make the change.

If the clinic is not open on the day you call, call either of the regional WIC offices.