The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a supplemental nutrition program designed to safeguard the nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, children under the age of 5 as well as infants. The state of Connecticut, under the administration of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, has over 52 WIC sites which cover all of the state’s 169 towns.

Who is eligible for the Connecticut WIC Program?

  • Pregnant women: All throughout pregnancy, when pregnancy ends or up to 6 weeks after birth
  • Breastfeeding women: Up to the infant’s 1st birthday
  • Infants: Up to 1st birthday
  • Children: Up to their 5th birthday

Connecticut WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the state’s WIC Program, you must:

Reside in the state of Connecticut

  • Be at nutritional risk, either medically-based like being overweight or underweight or diet-based like poor eating habits
  • Meet the WIC income eligibility guidelines (at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Income limit). Those who participate in other assistance programs such as Food Stamps, Husky A/Medicaid and TFA are automatically income-eligible for the WIC Program.

To apply for the Connecticut WIC Program, contact your local WIC clinic and set an appointment. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be provided with a booklet that includes a detailed list of WIC approved foods, your WIC ID and a food buying guide.

For other inquiries and concerns about the Connecticut WIC Program, kindly visit their website or call (860) 509-8084.