The Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania WIC office number and office hours.
The Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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, Pennsylvania WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania WIC program.
625 Forster Street 7th Floor West
Harrisburg, PA 17120
The number to call this state agency is 800-942-9467 or 717-783-1289. Their fax number is 717-705-0462.
To view the website for the Pennsylvania WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Pennsylvania WIC approved food list.
The Pennsylvania WIC office is an important facility for all Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program applicants. The state’s Department of Health oversees this office, and these facilities are part of the federal network of WIC clinics. You need to go to one of these offices when you are ready to apply for WIC and you must speak with a program representative in person. During these meetings, WIC office workers will determine if you qualify to receive benefits. Generally, you must call the office and arrange a time to go there for a meeting.
Before you can apply for WIC in PA, you must find an office. Without one of these facilities, you cannot submit your program application. Fortunately, you can conduct your search using a computer. This site has a WIC office locator feature. To find an office, you must select the state and city where you want to apply. Once you make your choice, a list of WIC acceptance facilities will appear on the map. Choose the one that is most convenient for you to visit.
When you are ready to apply for WIC in Pennsylvania, make sure you meet the program’s enrollment requirements. These include: