The North Dakota WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for North Dakota WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the North Dakota Department of 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 North Dakota WIC office number and office hours.
The North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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, North Dakota WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in North Dakota. 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota WIC program.
600 E. Boulevard Avenue Department 301
Bismarck, ND 58505
The number to call this state agency is 800-472-2286 or 701-328-2496. Their fax number is 701-328-1412.
To view the website for the North Dakota WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the North Dakota WIC approved food list.
The North Dakota WIC office offers different benefits to enrollees. This Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is managed through the state’s Department of Health. If you qualify for WIC, you may be eligible to enroll to receive these different services. Depending on your circumstances, you could be able to obtain:
If you want to enroll in ND WIC, there are specific requirements you need to meet. These relate to different criteria, and you must meet all of them in order to enroll. First, you must meet the categorical requirement. To apply for WIC, you need to be pregnant. If you have given birth, you may be able to receive WIC benefits if you are breastfeeding an infant who is younger than one year of age or if you gave birth within the past six months. If you have children who are younger than five years of age, they can also receive benefits.
In addition to this requirement, your WIC eligibility depends on your residency and how much income you earn. You need to live in ND and earn within 185 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Also, you must be at nutritional risk in order for a WIC office to award you benefits. This means that you or your children maintain unhealthy diets or that you have a history of medical complications.
In order to apply for WIC in North Dakota, you need to schedule an appointment at a clinic. Generally, you must call your nearest WIC office to arrange a time when you can speak with a program representative. When you report to the agency, be sure you bring copies of documents that prove you qualify to enroll. If you cannot prove to WIC office workers that you meet these requirements, you cannot collect benefits.