NKY Health


The Northern Kentucky Health Department operates the region’s WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program, helping improve the health and well-being of more than 7,000 pregnant women, infants, children, and families each year in the area’s four counties. WIC is a federal program that provides nutritious foods, along with nutrition and breastfeeding education, at no cost to eligible women. These services can be obtained at any of the Health Department’s health centers, at certain off-site locations, or by phone.

Benefits of the WIC Program

WIC is a short-term assistance that helps families help themselves. WIC mothers can come to classes or get one-on-one help to learn how to make healthy meals for their family. They get monthly supplies of foods high in protein, iron, vitamin C, and calcium. But WIC brings more to the table than just good food. Moms can also get answers to health and nutrition questions, as well as help making infant feeding choices, and encouragement on breastfeeding, childhood shots, and children’s growth checkups.


Foods you or your children may receive 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.

How to prepare and store-powered-infant-formula

Infant Feeding Guide

Infant Feeding Guide – Spanish

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are WIC moms who have successfully breastfed their children, and can offer other new moms breastfeeding information, support and encouragement, including:

• How breastfeeding helps moms and babies.
• How to position and latch the baby for comfortable/effective feeding.
• How to tell if the baby is getting enough to eat.
• Tips to help breastfeeding go smoothly.

The Peer Counselors are available by phone outside of normal business hours to assist moms who may have questions about breastfeeding. 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.


Foods you or your children may receive 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.

How to prepare and store-powered-infant-formula

Infant Feeding Guide

Infant Feeding Guide – Spanish

Getting Started


To be eligible for WIC, you must:

  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum womanOR an infant/children up to 5 years old.
  • Have a household income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level (see the chart below).
  • Meet income guidelinesOR 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.

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.

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.

Mobile App

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

Celebrating 50 Years

The WIC Program began in 1974 at the Bell County Health Center in Pineville, KY, and for the last 50 years has been at the center of positive public health outcomes, championing access to healthy food, breastfeeding support, health screenings, and referrals. 

Free Language Assistance & Other Aids and Services Available

Need help? If you have difficulty understanding or reading English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your local WIC clinic or the State WIC Office at 1-877-597-0367. If you have a disability and need assistance calling us, contact the State Relay Number at 711 or for TTY to voice, call 800-648-6056.

¿Necesita ayuda? Si le es difícil entender o leer el inglés, o si tiene alguna discapacidad, puede recibir ayuda con el idioma u otros apoyos y servicios sin costo alguno para usted, basta con solicitarlos. Por favor contacte a la clínica de WIC en su localidad o a la Oficina Estatal de WIC al 877-597-0367. Si tiene alguna discapacidad y necesita ayuda para llamarnos, contacte al Número Estatal de Retransmisión llamando al 711; o, para el servicio de voz a TTY, llame al 1-866-490-4403.

Benötigen Sie Unterstützung? Wenn Sie Schwierigkeiten haben, Englisch zu verstehen oder zu lesen, oder wenn Sie eine Behinderung haben, sind eine kostenlose Sprachunterstützung oder andere Hilfsmittel und Dienstleistungen auf Anfrage erhältlich. Wenden Sie sich bitte an Ihre örtliche WIC-Klinik oder das State WIC Office unter 1-877-597-0367. Wenn Sie eine Behinderung haben und Hilfe bei einem Anruf benötigen, wählen Sie die staatliche Relaisnummer unter 711 oder für Anrufe von Sprachtelefonen an Schreibtelefone die 800-648-6057 bzw. für Anrufe von Schreibtelefonen an Sprachtelefone die 800-648-6056.

Cần trợ giúp? Nếu quý vị gặp khó khăn trong việc hiểu hay đọc tiếng Anh hoặc quý vị bị khuyết tật, sự hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí hoặc các viện trợ và dịch vụ khác sẽ được cung cấp theo yêu cầu. Vui lòng liên hệ phòng khám WIC tại địa phương của quý vị hoặc Văn Phòng WIC Tiểu Bang theo số 1-877-597-0367. Nếu quý vị bị khuyết tật và cần hỗ trợ trong việc gọi cho chúng tôi, vui lòng liên hệ Số Tiếp Âm của Tiểu Bang theo số 711; hoặc, để chuyển giọng nói thành TDD, vui lòng gọi số 800-648-6057; để chuyển TDD thành giọng nói, vui lòng gọi số 800-648-6056.

အကူအညီ လိုအပ်ပါသလား။ အကယ်၍ အဂဂလိပ်ဘာသာစကာားကိို နာားလည်ရန် သို့ ိမဟိုတ် ဖတ်ရန်
အခက်အခဲရ ိပါက သို့ ိမဟိုတ် မသန်စွမ်ားမှုတစ်ခိုရ ိပါက အခမဲဲ့ ဘာသာစကာားဆိိုင်ရာအထ ာက်အကူ သို့ ိမဟိုတ်
အခခာား အကူအညီမ ာား န င်ဲ့ ဝန်ထဆာင်မှုမ ာားကိို ထတာင်ားဆိိုလျှင် ရရ ိနိုိင်ပါသည်။ သင်၏ ထေသနတရ WIC ထဆားခန်ား
သို့ ိမဟိုတ် ခပည်နယ် WIC ရိုံား အာား ဖိုန်ားနံပါတ် 1-877-597-0367 တွင် ထက ားဇူားခပြု၍ ဆက်သွယ်ပါ။ အကယ်၍
သင်ဲ့ ံတွင် မသန်စွမ်ားမှုတစ်ခိုရ ိပပီား ကျွနို်ပ်တို့ိအာား ထခေါ်ဆိိုရာတွင် အထ ာက်အကူလိိုအပ်ပါက

လိ ်ဘ ်တၢ ်မၤစၢၤဧါါႋ နမဲ့ၢ ်အိ ်ေီားတၢ ်ကီတၢ ်ခဲလၢတၢ ်နၢ ်ပၢၢ ်မဲ့တမဲ့ၢ ်တၢ ်ဖားဘ ်အဲကလံားက ိာ်အင်္ီၢ ်မဲ့တမဲ့ၢ ်
နီၢ ်ခိကဲ့ၢ ်င်္ီၤတလၢပဲ ၤန ဲ့ ် တၢ ်ဃဲ့ ီ ်က ိာ်တၢ ်တိစၢၤမၤစၢၤ မဲ့တမဲ့ၢ ်တၢ ်မၤစၢၤဆိအင်္ၤေီားတၢ ်ဖံားတၢ ်မၤတဖ ် သဲ့န ဲ့ ်လီၤါႋ
၀ံသားစူၤဆဲားက ၢ နလီၢ ်က၀ီၤ WIC တၢ ်ဟဲ့ ်ကသံ ်ေၢား မဲ့တမဲ့ၢ ်ကီၢ ်စဲ ် WIC ၀ဲၤလီၢ ်ဖဲ 1-877-597-0367 တကဲ့ၢ ်ါႋ
နမဲ့ၢ ်အိ ်ေီားနီၢ ်ခိကဲ့ၢ ်င်္ီၤတလၢပဲ ၤ ေီားလိ ်ဘ ်တၢ ်တိစၢၤမၤစၢၤလၢတၢ ်ကိားလီတဲ စိဆူပအိ ်အင်္ီၢ ်န ဲ့ ်

其他帮助与服务。请联络您当地的 WIC 诊所,或致电 1-877-597-0367 联络州 WIC 办公室。如果您有
残障,并需要帮助来给我们打电话,请致电州中继服务号码 711;或者要使用语音转 TDD 服务,请致电
800-648-6057;要使用 TDD 转语音服务,请致电 800-648-6056。

Trebate pomoć? Ako imate poteškoća s razumijevanjem ili čitanjem engleskog jezika ili ste osoba s invaliditetom, na zahtjev možete dobiti besplatnu jezičku pomoć ili druga pomagala i usluge. Obratite se lokalnoj WIC klinici ili državnoj WIC kancelariji na broj 1-877-597-0367. Ako ste osoba s invaliditetom i trebate pomoć da nas pozovete, kontaktirajte broj za osobe s oštećenim sluhom na 711, ako trebate pretvoriti glas u teleprinter pozovite 800-648-6057, a ako trebate pretvoriti teleprinter u glas pozovite 800-648-6056.

Non-discrimination Statement


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at: www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 2. fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or 3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al 800-877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA- OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al 866-632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA.

La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por: (1)  correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: 833-256-1665 o 202-690-7442; o correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov

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