The Louisiana 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 Louisiana WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Louisiana 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 Louisiana WIC office number and office hours.
The Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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, Louisiana WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana WIC program.
628 North 4th Street 3rd Floor Bin #4
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
The number to call this state agency is 800-251-2229 or 225-342-8064. Their fax number is 225-342-8312.
To view the website for the Louisiana WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Louisiana WIC approved food list.
There are WIC Louisiana office locations in all parts of the state. If you want to receive Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program benefits, you need to apply at a clinic. Therefore, it is important that you know how to find WIC agency locations near you. You can use this site to search for offices in your city. It is important that you find a WIC clinic in your area that is conveniently located. It is likely that you will need to report to this office throughout your enrollment to receive benefits, such as referrals. An easily accessible facility will make it less time consuming to report for these meetings.
When you are ready to apply for WIC in Louisiana, you need to schedule an appointment. You cannot apply for benefits if you do not arrange this meeting time. As an applicant, you are obligated to report to a facility and submit your petition in person. You may not file your application online. When you are ready to apply for WIC, make sure you arrive at your designated appointment time. Furthermore, be sure to bring your children with you. WIC benefits can only be awarded to you if you successfully attend this appointment.
Along with your Louisiana WIC application, you need to bring specific documents with you. Without the following documentation, caseworkers cannot process your household’s enrollment application: