Benefit Details
Virginia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Managing Agency Virginia Department of Health http://www.myvirginia.org

Program Description

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is operated through local health departments, satellite and mobile clinics in Virginia. The Virginia WIC Program serves low-income pregnant, lactating and postpartum women and children up to age five.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.vahealth.org/DCN/General%20Info/map.htm

Program Contact Information

To learn more about the Virginia WIC program, visit the VA WIC website at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ofhs/DCN/wic/
You can also call the VA Department of Health toll-free at: 1-888-942-3663
For federal program information, visit USDA's Women, Infants, and Children program page.

You may also visit the U.S Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Toll-Free Numbers for WIC State Agencies page for a list of toll free numbers.