The District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia WIC office number and office hours.
The District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.
If you are planning to move out of state, District Of Columbia WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in District Of Columbia. 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 District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia WIC program.
899 North Capitol Street NW Suite 3111
Washington, DC 20069
The number to call this state agency is 800-345-1942 or 202-442-9160. Their fax number is 202-535-1710.
To view the website for the District Of Columbia WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the District Of Columbia WIC approved food list.