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Idaho WIC Office

The Idaho WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Health and Welfare. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Idaho WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, 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 Idaho WIC office number and office hours.

The Idaho 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 Idaho 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, Idaho WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Idaho. 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 Idaho 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 Idaho WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    450 West State Street 1st Floor
    Boise, ID 83720

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 866-347-5484 or 208-334-5948. Their fax number is 208-332-7362.

  • WIC Online Website

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

  • Approved Food List

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

Do I need an appointment to apply at the WIC Idaho office?

You need an appointment at the WIC Idaho office in order to apply for benefits. Officials can only determine if you qualify for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program benefits in person. When you apply for WIC at the clinic, agency officials will ask you questions to see if you are eligible for services. Make sure that you arrive with your dependents when you come to the clinic for these interviews. Even if your child is an infant, he or she must be present for your WIC appointment.

What should I bring with me when I apply at the WIC office in Idaho?

One of the most important steps in learning how to apply for WIC in Idaho is gathering your paperwork. Program caseworkers require you to provide specific documents when you submit your WIC application. Generally, this means you need to bring the following materials with you when you report to the office:

  • Identification. When you go to the WIC office for your appointment, make sure you have your ID with you. Also, bring identification documents for all of your family members who will be included in the application.
  • Proof of residencyWIC eligibility requirements state that you need to be an Idaho resident to apply for these benefits. To satisfy this requirement, come to the office with a document that shows where you live. Make sure this document is dated within the past 30 days.
  • Financial statements and proof of earnings. You need to qualify as low-income in order to receive WIC assistance. Bring pay stubs or tax forms that report how much your household earned in the previous 30 days.
  • Proof that you receive social benefits. If you are applying for WIC in Idaho and receive public benefits, bring proof of your enrollment in these programs.
  • Proof of immunization. Bring medical proof that your child has been immunized.
  • Proof of pregnancy. If you are pregnant, you must bring proof of your medical condition.

What are some of the Idaho WIC benefits for enrollees?

The Idaho WIC office can offer many different benefits to enrollees. Some of the services that are available to program participants include:

  • Financial assistance to help afford nutritious foods.
  • Referrals for different social and health services.
  • Access to dietitians and healthy eating education.
  • Breastfeeding services and information.

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