WIC Program

WIC is a federal program that provides specific nutritious foods along with nutrition and breastfeeding education at no cost. More than 7,000 individuals participate in WIC in Northern Kentucky.

WIC services are available at the Health Department’s county health centers and at certain off-site locations.

Eligibility

To be eligible for WIC, you must:

  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman; or an infant/children up to 5 years old
  • Have a household income at or below 185 percent of the poverty level
  • Meet income guidelines or have a Kentucky medical card, receive Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) benefits or food stamps (SNAP), or have a pregnant woman or infant in the family who receives Medicaid or K-TAP
  • Be a resident of Kentucky

Income guidelines updated: July 18, 2018

Family Size 1 2 3 4
Weekly $432 $586 $740 $893
Bi-Weekly $864 $1,172 $1,479 $1,786
Twice monthly $936 $1,269 $1,602 $1,935
Monthly $1,872 $2,538 $3,204 $3,870
Annual $22,459 $30,451 $38,443 $46,435

Applying for WIC

You can set up an appointment to apply for WIC through a county health center.

Make sure you bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Proof of household income, such as pay stubs, W-2 forms or current medical card
  • Proof of residence, such as current bill with your address, bank statement, lease agreement, mortgage agreement or current medical card
  • Proof of identity, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, social security card, shot record or current medical card

What you will receive

Foods you or your children may receive through the WIC program include:

  • Milk, cheese and yogurt
  • Vitamin C-rich juices
  • Iron-rich cereals
  • Eggs
  • Dried beans or peanut butter
  • A baby may receive infant formula, infant meats, fruits, and vegetables, and infant cereal
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains (bread, rice, pasta or tortillas)

View the food brochure

Program integrity

Selling or trading WIC formula, foods of e-WIC cards is program violation that could result in criminal charges and/or disqualification from receiving future benefits.

WIC breastfeeding peer counseling program

Breastfeeding peer counselors can assist mothers enrolled in WIC  who plan to breastfeed. The peer counselors are all moms who have breastfed successfully and have participated in WIC. Peer counselors provide support anytime a new mother needs it. For more information, please contact Nancy Merk or call 859-363-2113.

Mobile app

Kentucky WIC families can use the free WICShopper mobile app to view your benefits and determine if foods are WIC eligible.

Non-discrimination statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

WIC non-discrimination statement