WIC (Women Infant Children program)

WIC (Women Infant Children program)


WIC-Women Infant Children is a federal funded program implemented by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health that provides pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women,
children and infants with nutrition assistance.

WIC is a special nutrition program that assists with:

  • Pregnant, breast-feeding or post-partum women
  • Infants up to one year of age
  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • Participants must both be low income and at nutritional risk

WIC Benefits:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Free breastfeeding counseling
  • Monthly checks for items such as milk, eggs, cereal, cheese, and produce
  • Infants receive infant formula and as they get older, cereal and baby food

Contact one of the WIC locations near you to get started!  Click here to view a list of WIC locations.




To apply for WIC benefits bring the following to a WIC Location:

  • Identity Document for Women/Caregivers and Children
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Address
  • Other

 To qualify for WIC, you must meet income guidelines.


Acceptable Documents for WIC:

ID for women and caregivers
ID for Children
For Pregnant Women
Current Driver’s License
Birth Certificate
(Legal or Hospital)
Current check stubs
(recent 30 days)
Current piece of mail
(less than 60 days old)
Confirmation of pregnancy from your healthcare provider
WIC form from Doctor
Government Issued ID
Immunization Record
Social Security Benefits
Rental agreement
Hospital ID Bracelets
Public Assistance payments/ Unemployment compensation
Federal or State issued identification, that includes residence may be used with self-declaration of the applicant that the address listed is current and correct.
Tax Forms
Crib Card
Alimony or Child
Support Payments
Current Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS) foster parent placement papers
Social Security Card
Social Security Card
Regular Contributions from persons not living in the household
School or Work Photo ID
Birth Certificate
Medicaid, SNAP or TANF Notice of Decision Letter, with current dates and information
Foster parents may provide written documentation from the Department of Children and Family Services

*Please refer to the back of your Yellow WIC book if you are a returning client.


For more information please call the Chicago Department of Public Health 312.747.9140.

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