Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.
Do You Qualify for WIC?
To see if you may qualify, you must:
- Meet income guidelines;
- Be a resident of Alabama; and
- Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.
If you think you may qualify, please call your county health department to make an appointment. At the WIC appointment, you will need to bring all three of the following:
- Proof of residency (a document with your street address on it, such as a lease or bill)
- Proof of identity (a driver's license, birth certificate)
- Proof of income (pay stubs) or proof of enrollment in a state program (automatic income eligibility if currently enrolled in Medicaid, SNAP or Food Assistance)
At the appointment, once the above is documented, you will be evaluated for nutritional risk. Nutritional risk is one of the main qualifying factors in determining benefit eligibility for pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women, and infants and children under five. Call (888) 942-4673 to obtain further information.
e-WIC is Coming
Interested in learning more about Alabama's plans to move from a paper-based delivery system to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), otherwise known as e-WIC? Visit e-WIC for up-to-date information on the transition.
Request for Proposal for WIC Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Implementation Quality Assurance Services
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Bureau of Family Services, WIC Division is seeking proposals to provide the Department with Quality Assurance (QA) services either corporately or by and through a corporate alliance. The purpose of the QA services is to promote a successful implementation of online e-WIC in Alabama by building quality functions into each phase of the project lifecycle and by providing quality checks on each deliverable. See the full RFP below for further details.
Nutrition Education Lessons on the Web
Did you know you can earn nutrition education (SNE) credit for completing lessons on the web? Go to Nutrition Education Lessons to see the lesson topics and choose the lesson you want to complete.
New Alabama WIC Mobile App
Stay up-to-date with current WIC news and have access to resources needed when applying for and participating in the WIC program. Download the free Alabama WIC app on your mobile device today!
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Page last updated: April 12, 2017