Welcome to WIC
Welcome to Missouri WIC
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.
Am I eligible?
- Must live in Missouri.
- Income: Household income may be no more than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Go to the income guidelines for more information. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants and MO HealthNet participants of income-qualifying MO HealthNet programs are automatically eligible for WIC benefits.
- 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 up to their 5th birthday.
Individuals who meet income and category guidelines will have a nutrition and health assessment completed during the certification process.
Still unsure? Use the prescreen tool or call a WIC local agency.
Find out more at How do I apply for WIC?
- Mar. 3, 2022 Missouri WIC implements third infant formula waiver from USDA
- Feb. 25, 2022 Missouri WIC implements second infant formula waiver from the USDA
- Feb. 22, 2022 Missouri WIC receives formula waiver from USDA
- Feb. 18, 2022 WIC formula manufacturer, Abbott, recalls powdered infant formula from single manufacturing site
Concerned about waiting in an office? WIC staff will help you as quickly as possible. Call for information before visiting, as local agencies may be offering services by phone, drive-up, mail, or online until further notice.
For assistance enrolling in WIC or redeeming benefits call the WIC Participant Support Line: 800-392-8209 or email WICinfo@health.mo.gov.
Find additional resources at the below links:
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