WIC Program in Alabama
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is designed to educate pregnant women, women who gave birth within the last 6 months, breastfeeding moms, children under the age of 5 as well as infants about nutrition. The state of Alabama has their own WIC Program under the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) located in the city of Montgomery.
Alabama WIC Program Eligibility Requirements
To be able to qualify to the program, you must:
- Be a resident of the state of Alabama.
- Personally visit and be seen by a WIC clinic professional.
- Meet income guidelines as follows:
*The guidelines are based on the applicant’s gross income excluding tax fees
If you fit the said requirements, you can make an appointment through your local health county. At the WIC appointment, the applicant must bring the following:
- A lease, bill or any document with your complete address on it for proof of residency
- Driver’s License or any valid ID for proof of identity
- Pay stubs for proof of income or proof of any state program enrollments such as TANF, Medicaid or Food Stamps
Once these documents have been submitted at the appointment, the applicant will be evaluated for nutritional risk. This evaluation is one of the biggest qualifying factors for determining the WIC benefits for eligible applicants.
The Alabama WIC Program also offers nutrition education lessons including general classes like Kitchen Safety, Smart Snacks for Kids and Whole Grains for Good Health.
For more information on the classes offered and other Alabama WIC program concerns, visit their website or contact them through this numbers:
Voice: (334) 206-5673
Fax: (334) 206-2914.