The Missouri WIC program provides supplemental food, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to eligible pregnant women, new mothers, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five (5). Fathers, grandparents, guardians, and foster parents may also apply for benefits for the children living in their household.

To be eligible, you must live in Missouri and meet the following guidelines:
Qualified applicants:

  • Pregnant women
  • Women breastfeeding an infant up to the infant’s first birthday
  • Postpartum women up to six (6) months after delivery or end of pregnancy
  • Infants up to their 1st birthday
  • Children until their 5th birthday

Income: Household income may be no more than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Families that qualify for supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) or temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) automatically qualify. Individuals who meet income and category guidelines will have a nutrition and health assessment during the certification process.

To see if you qualify for the Missouri WIC program, go to the income guidelines or the prescreen tool for further information.

To apply for WIC benefits, you must visit a WIC local agency. Please call the closest agency for additional information or to schedule an appointment.

For additional assistance in finding a WIC local agency, please contact TEL-LINK at 1-800-TEL-LINK or 1-800-835-5465.