Nevada WIC Office

The Nevada WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of 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 Nevada WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Nevada Department of 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 Nevada WIC office number and office hours.

The Nevada 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 Nevada 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, Nevada WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Nevada. 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 Nevada 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 Nevada WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    4126 Technology Way Suite 102
    Carson City, NV 89706

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 800-863-8942 or 775-684-4236. Their fax number is 775-684-4246.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the Nevada WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

    Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Nevada WIC approved food list.

Can I apply for benefits at any Nevada WIC office?

The WIC Nevada office is an important facility for low-income families. These clinics are where applicants need to go to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program support. Program workers can only determine if households qualify for WIC by meeting with the applicants. Some facilities may require petitioners to schedule appointments so they can apply. However, households should confirm this information with their local WIC office so they know what procedures to follow.

How is WIC Nevada eligibility determined?

Before you submit your WIC application in Nevada, you should make sure you understand the program’s enrollment requirements. Case workers at the WIC office will look at four main criteria to determine if you qualify to receive benefits. These include:

  • General eligibility. WIC services are only available if you are a woman who is pregnant, recently gave birth or is currently breastfeeding. If you want to enroll your child in the program, he or she must be younger than five years of age.
  • NV residency. You must live in the state in order to collect WIC benefits.
  • Financial need. WIC is only available to low-income families. You need to meet the state’s WIC income requirements for your household size in order to qualify.
  • Nutritional need. In order to enroll, a health care professional must assess that you or your children are at nutritional risk.

Do I have to go to an office to check my Nevada WIC balance?

If your WIC office accepts your application, you will be given an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. Once you activate your WIC card in Nevada, you can begin using your program funds. This support is available to you so you can purchase healthy food for your family. It is important that you budget how you are going to spend your funds and keep track of your balance. However, you do not need to go to a WIC office if you want to see the total amount of benefits you have left. Instead, you can check your balance by:

  • Calling the toll-free number.
  • Using the WICShopper app.
  • Checking your most recent receipt.
  • Asking a cashier at a grocery store to check your balance.

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