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Arkansas WIC Office

The Arkansas WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Arkansas WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Arkansas Department of Health, we suggest you verify what documents you should bring with you to make sure they have all the information they need to help determine your eligibility. This page provides the Arkansas WIC office number and office hours.

The Arkansas WIC program aims to assist low-income and nutritionally at risk women who are pregnant, women who are currently breastfeeding (up to infant's 1st birthday), nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends), infants (up to 1st birthday) and children up to their fifth birthday. Benefits that are provided to participants through the Arkansas WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.

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If you are planning to move out of state, Arkansas WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Arkansas. Before you move, it is recommended that you contact the local WIC office. In most cases, the state agency will provide you with a special card that proves you participated in the Arkansas WIC Program. When you have moved, the next step would be to call the WIC office in the state you moved to and schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring the special card to your appointment to show proof you received benefits from the Arkansas WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    5800 West 10th Suite 810
    Little Rock, AR 72204

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 800-235-0002 or 501- 661-2508. Their fax number is 501-661-2004.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the Arkansas WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

    Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Arkansas WIC approved food list.

Is there an WIC Arkansas office near me?

Arkansas WIC office facilities are located throughout the state. If you want to find a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinic, search online. You can find WIC clinics near you by searching for facilities on this website. This process is simple to complete, and you can find facilities based on the city you live in. The AR Department of Health oversees this program. Generally, you can apply for WIC at:

  • Four specific offices that only provide WIC services.
  • Satellite clinics throughout the state.
  • All Arkansas Local Health Units.

Who qualifies to apply at a WIC office in Arkansas?

Before you submit your application for WIC in Arkansas, check to ensure you meet program eligibility requirements. In order for a WIC office to approve your application, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an AR resident. Individual states manage their own programs, so you need to live in the state you are applying in.
  • Qualify financially. Applicants must qualify as low-income, meaning they must earn between 100 and 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
  • Demonstrate nutritional need. Petitioners who demonstrate nutritional need may be anemic or have a high or low weight. Health care professionals make this WIC eligibility assessment at the clinic.

Do I need an appointment to apply at an Arkansas WIC office?

Once you find a place where you can submit your WIC application and attend your interview, contact the office. Different facilities may vary in regards to the application processes. However, you must arrange an appointment with your local WIC clinic so you have a specific time to submit your materials. Workers at the clinic use this appointment time to assess whether you are eligible for the program. Employees can also use this time to explain the Arkansas WIC vouchers program and other services you could qualify to receive.

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