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West Virginia WIC Office

The West Virginia WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Office of Nutrition Services. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for West Virginia WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the West Virginia Office of Nutrition 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 West Virginia WIC office number and office hours.

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

  • WIC Office Location

    350 Capitol Street Room 519
    Charleston, WV 25301

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 304-558-0030. Their fax number is 304-558-1541.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the West Virginia WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

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

How do I find West Virginia WIC office locations?

The West Virginia WIC office is an important facility if you are the member of a low-income family. If you want to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits, you must go to one of these agencies. You can only submit your WIC application once you report to an office and meet with a representative. For this reason, it is crucial that you know how to find WIC clinic locations in your city. When you are ready to find a WV WIC office in your community, begin your search on this website. You can easily find acceptance facilities in cities throughout the state.

What are the West Virginia WIC income guidelines to qualify?

If you want to collect West Virginia WIC benefits, you must first make sure you meet the state’s enrollment requirements. These guidelines are as follows:

  • Household income. Your WIC office can only award you benefits if your family earns at or less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). However, you automatically qualify for WIC if are already enrolled in Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • West Virginia residency. WIC in WV is only available to you if you are a resident of the state.
  • Health risk – When you submit your WIC application, medical professionals will determine if you are at health-based or nutritional risk.
  • Categorical eligibility. Your children can only receive WIC if they are younger than five years of age. You could also qualify to receive benefits if you are pregnant or breastfeeding an infant who is younger than one year of age. If you are postpartum, you may be eligible to enroll if your pregnancy ended within the past six months.

Can I take WIC classes online in West Virginia?

When you enroll in WIC in West Virginia, you need to take nutrition education classes. This is one of the benefits available to you as a program participant. In additional to personalized counseling at a WIC office, you can take Online Nutrition Education courses. To take classes, you need to use the WIC app. Regardless of how you obtain your nutrition education, these lessons teach you how to begin and maintain healthy eating habits. These courses also show you how to use the monetary benefits your WIC office awards you to buy groceries.

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