The Montana WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Public Health & Human Services. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Montana WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, 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 Montana WIC office number and office hours.
The Montana 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 Montana 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, Montana WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Montana. 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 Montana 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 Montana WIC program.
PO Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620
The number to call this state agency is 800-433-4298. Their fax number is 406-444-0239.
To view the website for the Montana WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Montana WIC approved food list.
The Montana WIC office is where you need to go to apply for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. These facilities are located in various parts of the state. No matter where you live, there should be a WIC clinic within reasonable distance from you. In order to apply for WIC, you will eventually need to go to an office. Case workers are required to conduct in-person interviews with you to determine eligibility. However, you can obtain and fill out the WIC application before you report to the agency. This can help you save time when you do report to the office for your interview.
Depending on where you apply for WIC in Montana, you may need to schedule an appointment for your interview. If your specific WIC office requires you to make these arrangements, call the facility to schedule your meeting time. You will be able to speak with a program representative who can tell you when to come into the clinic. Make sure you prepare properly for these conversations. For example, you will need to bring proof that you qualify for WIC benefits so you should be prepared to demonstrate that you:
The Montana WIC office offers many types of benefits to enrollees. If you are accepted into this program, you could be eligible to receive: