The West Virginia Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is one of the state’s programs and initiatives designed to promote a healthy lifestyle for West Virginia families. Under the administration of the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health, the state’s WIC program provides low-income families with supplemental food which along with sound nutrition advice can lead to a good foundation for a healthy life.

The West Virginia WIC Program Mission Statement 

The mission of the West Virginia WIC program is to improve the health of women, infants and children in West Virginia by providing quality nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education; as well as health monitoring and nutritious foods.

West Virginia WIC Services 

  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Breastfeeding information, resources and support
  • Monthly food packages
  • Health screening
  • Referrals to other West Virginia medical, family and social services

West Virginia WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

1. Category 

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women (until the child’s 1st birthday)
  • Postpartum women (up to 6 months after delivery)
  • Infants and children (up to their 5th birthday)

2. Income 

Applicants must have a total household income of or below 185% of the federal poverty level (WIC income guidelines)

3. Nutrition Risk 

Nutrition or medical risks include:

  • Low iron levels
  • Low birth weight
  • Underweight/overweight
  • Premature delivery

If you think you qualify for the West Virginia WIC Program, call the WIC clinic in your community to arrange an appointment.

For more information, visit the West Virginia WIC website or call them at (304) 558-0030.