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.
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.
450 West State Street 1st Floor
Boise, ID 83720
The number to call this state agency is 866-347-5484 or 208-334-5948. Their fax number is 208-332-7362.
To view the website for the Idaho WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Idaho WIC approved food list.
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.
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:
The Idaho WIC office can offer many different benefits to enrollees. Some of the services that are available to program participants include: