Woman, Infants, & Children (WIC)


What is WIC?

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a program that provides food and nutrition information to those who qualify. We’re here to help you with nutrition education, breastfeeding support, care beyond WIC, and access to healthy foods. 

You May Qualify for WIC if:

  • You live in Wisconsin
  • You are pregnant, breastfeeding, or a new mother
  • You have an infant or child under 5 years of age
  • Have a household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to WIC income guidelines WIC: Who is Eligible? | Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • You may automatically qualify if your family receives Badger Care, Foodshare, or W-2 benefits

How to Apply for WIC?

1. Call Polk County WIC at 715.485.8520 to get started on your application. Our clerk will walk you through the application process over the phone and let you know if you qualify.

2. Or fill out the online application here: _application link_ and email it back to: polkcountywic@polkcountywi.gov

WIC Foods:

WIC food packages may contain many of the following food items:

  • Milk
  • 100% Juice
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans, peas, lentils
  • Cereal
  • Whole Wheat/whole grain foods
  • Fruits and Vegetables (fresh, canned, frozen)
  • Baby Foods: cereal, fruits and vegetables, meats

Full WIC Shopping Guide: CLICK HERE


WIC Online Nutrition Education - wichealth.org

ACCESS Wisconsin | Apply for and manage state of Wisconsin benefits

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Find Local Support - Wisconsin Resource Center | Well Badger

WIC: Women, Infants, and Children Program | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Contact Us:

Monday – Friday

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Phone: 715.485.8520 

Nondiscrimination Statement:


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665; or (202) 690-7442
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov.(link sends e-mail)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For the Spanish or Hmong translation, visit: WIC: Nondiscrimination Statement | Wisconsin Department of Health Services