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South Dakota WIC Office

The South 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 South Dakota WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the South 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 South Dakota WIC office number and office hours.

The South 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 South Dakota WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.

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If you are planning to move out of state, South 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 South 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 South 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 South Dakota WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    615 East 4th Capitol
    Pierre, SD 57501

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 800-738-2301 or 605-773-4786. Their fax number is 605-775-5683.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the South Dakota WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

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

How can I find a South Dakota WIC office near me?

The South Dakota WIC office is an important government facility. These clinics are where you need to go to apply for the state’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. The SD Department of Health manages these WIC application acceptance centers, and they are located in various parts of the state. If you want to receive WIC benefits, you first need to apply at a clinic. If you do not know where the WIC office near you is located, this website can help you. By using the site’s location feature, you can search for agencies in cities across the country.

What South Dakota WIC guidelines do I need to meet to enroll?

Your local WIC office cannot award you benefits unless you meet all of the program’s enrollment requirements. These include:

  • Meeting the South Dakota WIC income guidelines. There are certain limits to how much income your household can earn and still enroll in WIC. If your family earns wages that are too high, you cannot enroll. However, you can qualify to enroll if you already receive certain types of public assistance.
  • Being a SD resident. You must live in the state in order to apply for WIC in SD. This is because individual states manage their own WIC programs.
  • Meeting the categorical criteria. The WIC office can award benefits to children who are younger than five years of age. If you are a woman who is pregnant or gave birth within the previous six months, you can also enroll. You could qualify to receive benefits if you gave birth within the past year and are breastfeeding.
  • Being at nutritional risk. If your medical record or your diet makes you likely to be at nutritional risk, you could receive benefits. This mean you do not regularly eat well or you have a history of anemia or pregnancy complications.

What benefits does the South Dakota WIC program offer?

The WIC program in South Dakota offers diverse benefits to enrollees, depending on their needs. These include:

  • Monetary support so families can make healthy purchases at the grocery store.
  • Breastfeeding guidance and support for new mothers.
  • Referrals to additional services, such as doctors or social service programs.

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