Benefits of Breastfeeding





Category

Individuals who want to apply for WIC services must be in one of the following three categories:

Women



Infants

Are eligible for WIC services from birth to age one.

Children

Are eligible for WIC services from age one until the end of the month of the fifth birthday.

If a person is not in one of these categories he or she is not eligible for WIC services.

A person who belongs to one of the three categories above must also meet the following requirements to qualify for WIC services:

Please contact your local WIC Clinic if you have any questions or to make an appointment.


Income

Individuals who want to apply for WIC services must meet specific income requirements.

Applicants must have an income less than 185 percent of the poverty level. The gross incomes of all members of the household who work are included.

Utah WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Proof of income must be brought to the scheduled appointment. Contact your local WIC Clinic about what is accepted as proof of income.

Those who are eligible to receive other state-provided assistance (ex. Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Family Employment Program) are automatically income eligible for WIC.

If a person does not meet the income requirement he or she is not eligible for WIC services.

A person who meets the income requirement must also meet the following requirements to qualify for WIC services:

Please contact your local Utah County WIC Clinic if you have any questions or to make an appointment.


Nutrition Risk

Individuals who apply for WIC services will meet with a nutritionist at their first appointment. The nutritionist will determine if the person has a nutrition risk. A health professional can also determine a nutrition risk before the scheduled appointment. Nutrition risks include medical and dietary based conditions. There are many nutrition risks such as failure to thrive or inadequate diet.

Nutrition risks are prioritized to determine the order of service if there is a waiting list. A waiting list will only exist if there is not enough funding to give services to all who qualify.

If a person is not determined to have a nutrition risk he or she is not eligible for WIC services.

A person who is determined to have a nutrition risk must also meet the following requirements to qualify for WIC services:

Please contact your local WIC Clinic if you have any questions or to make an appointment.


Residence

Individuals who want to apply for WIC must apply to a clinic in their area. If you live in Utah County you will apply at one of the four clinics closest to your home. A Proof of Residence must be brought to your certification appointment.

If a person does not live in the area of a specific WIC Clinic’s area he or she is not eligible for WIC services at that clinic. That person must locate a WIC Clinic in their area.

To find a clinic in Utah County

To find a clinic in all areas of Utah:
http://www.health.utah.gov/wic/pdf/General/Clinic%20Locations.pdf

To find a clinic in all areas where WIC is available:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Contacts/statealpha.HTM

A person who is determined to meet the residence requirement must also meet the following requirements to qualify for WIC services:

Please contact your local Utah County WIC Clinic if you have any questions or to make an appointment.


Contact Your Local Agency

To apply for WIC services make an appointment at the WIC office nearest you.

TTo find a clinic in Utah County

To find a clinic in all areas of Utah:
http://www.health.utah.gov/wic/pdf/General/Clinic%20Locations.pdf

To find a clinic in all areas where WIC is available:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Contacts/statealpha.HTM

You will need to bring the following to your WIC appointment:

Applicants must be present at the certification appointment so weight, height, and hemoglobin count can be measured. In rare situations of serious illness or hospitalization an applicant may not have to attend the certification appointment. Contact your WIC Clinic for questions.

If WIC offices are unable to serve all applicants due to shortages of money or space, applicants’ names are placed on a prioritized waiting list. Applicants determined to be at higher priority will receive WIC services first. Those who are a lower priority will receive WIC services after the higher priority participants.

Contact your WIC Clinic today for questions or to make an appointment. Find out today if you qualify for WIC services.