Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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COVID update: Rice County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) continues to operate for current WIC families and determine eligibility for new families. We are able to complete appointments and issue benefits by phone at 507-332-5906.

Apply for WIC online

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helps safeguard the health of pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as infants and children younger than 5. This is done by offering one-on-one education about nutrition and feeding practices, supporting breastfeeding, referring to health and community resources and by providing a benefit card to buy healthy foods.

Rice County WIC continues to operate for current WIC families and by determining eligibility for new families. We are able to complete appointments and issue benefits by phone at 507-332-5906. Check if you are eligible for WIC here.

Participants in these programs are automatically income eligible:

  • Medical Assistance
  • Medical Assistance - TEFRA
  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Reduced or free school lunch
  • Head Start
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If the family is eligible under the MA guidelines but not yet enrolled, they may be determined presumptively eligible.

Learn more about WIC by watching this six-minute YouTube video: "Welcome To Minnesota WIC." More information about WIC can be found at the Minnesota Department of Health website.

We support breastfeeding families. Learn more here: Rice County Area Breastfeeding Information & Support.