WIC – the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
Montana WIC Program
WIC is a nutrition education program providing nutrition services and vouchers for foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, juice, peanut butter, beans, cereal, whole grain items, fruits & vegetables, baby food, and infant formula. WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent, or other legal guardian of a child under five, you can apply for WIC.
The Montana WIC Program provides low income, pregnant, lactating and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five, at nutrition risk, with:
- Nutrition information and tips for eating well to improve health.
- Breastfeeding promotion and support.
- Health and social service referrals.
- Benefits to buy healthy foods.
Find out if you may be eligible for WIC.
Find your local WIC clinic
To apply, make an appointment at your local clinic. (Offices are listed by “Lead Agency”. If your county is not listed in this column, search the “Clinic” list.)
*Please call first to confirm office hours and location
Find WIC retailers in your area
Many stores throughout Montana accept WIC benefits. Click here to view a list of WIC retailers by town.
Program Booklet and Food List
Download the Montana WIC Program Booklet for Participants.
To qualify for WIC benefits, a person must be either:
- A pregnant woman,
- A breastfeeding woman,
- A woman who recently had a baby,
- An infant, birth to 12 months, or
- A child, up to age 5 years
- Below 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (see below)
- Reside in Montana
- Determined to be at nutritional risk
Persons wishing to apply for WIC need to contact the WIC agency in their area to set up an appointment. Some local clinics have walk-in days and others serve area participants on certain days of the month. Use the WIC clinic location information to find a clinic in your area and give them a call.
WIC Income Limits
Click here for current Montana WIC Income Limits.
**A pregnant woman counts as 2 family members**
WIC participation will NOT reduce SNAP (food stamp) or TANF benefits.
You do NOT have to participate in another program to participate in WIC.
Montana WIC Program
1400 Broadway, Cogswell Bldg. C305
PO Box 202951
Telephone: 800-433-4298 or (406)444-5533