The Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts WIC office number and office hours.
The Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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, Massachusetts WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts WIC program.
250 Washington Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
The number to call this state agency is 800-942-1007 or 617-624-6100. Their fax number is 617-624-6179.
To view the website for the Massachusetts WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Massachusetts WIC approved food list.
There are many different WIC offices in Massachusetts you can go to when you want to apply for benefits. If you want to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) support, you need to speak with a case worker. These conversations can only take place in person. You are responsible for completing this step even if you submit your pre-application online.
To help streamline this process, you need to find a WIC clinic near you. You can easily conduct your search for a WIC agency using this website. You can use the office locator feature to find facilities in your city.
When you apply to enroll in the Massachusetts WIC program, there are specific documents you need to bring with you. This documentation includes:
It is important that you bring each of these documents to the WIC office with you. Additionally, remember that you need to arrive for your appointment with your children. If you do not bring your dependents with you when you apply for WIC, they cannot be included in your application.
The WIC locations in MA where you apply for benefits can help you access a variety of services. If your WIC office accepts your application, you could be eligible to receive: