The Kentucky WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Public Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Kentucky WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Kentucky Department of Public 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 Kentucky WIC office number and office hours.
The Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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, Kentucky WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky WIC program.
275 East Main Street HS2W-D
Frankfort, KY 40621
The number to call this state agency is 877-597-0367 or 502-564-3827 Ext: 4325. Their fax number is 502-696-3885.
To view the website for the Kentucky WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Kentucky WIC approved food list.
There is more than one Kentucky WIC office in the state. In fact, many cities and towns have their own Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program facilities. You need to report to one of these agencies if you want to apply for WIC. When you are ready to apply, remember that you need to schedule an appointment. Usually, you must contact your nearest WIC clinic to arrange a time when you can come in. Program workers can only assess your eligibility if you visit the office. Therefore, it is important that you come with your children since, if they are included in your application.
To enroll in the Kentucky WIC program, you must meet certain requirements. For example, you must:
One of the benefits of receiving WIC in KY is the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. This is the device the WIC office will use to distribute your program funds to you each month. This item is called the eWIC card, and it functions like a debit card. When you start using your eWIC card to buy groceries, your shopping total will be deducted from your remaining card balance. However, keep in mind that you do not need to go to a WIC clinic to see your remaining total each month. Instead, you can check your balance on your most recent store receipt.