Program DescriptionThe WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky; 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 StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessSee the Kentucky WIC website for detailed application information:
Program Contact Information
For more information on Kentucky WIC, please visit the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH): http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/ns/wic.htm
If you have questions about the WIC program you can also call the Kentucky DPH toll-free at: 1-800-462-6122