Waukesha County

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WIC Nutrition Program

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program is a Federal Program that provides food and nutrition information to pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of 5. In Waukesha County, WIC is administered through the Waukesha County Public Health Division.

Participants Receive

  • Food benefits for milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, eggs, peanut butter, canned or dried beans, peas, and lentils, whole wheat/whole grain foods, cereal, fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned), and infant formula, infant cereal, and baby food (fruit, vegetables, and meats)
  • Nutrition education and information
  • Breastfeeding support and counseling
  • Breastfeeding classes for pregnant women
  • Referrals to other Public Health, community, and health services as needed


Waukesha County

Electronic Benefit Cards (eWIC) has come to Waukesha County (September 2015)

  • It's Safe!
    No more paper checks to redeem.
  • It's Simple!
    Hassle free checkout! Just take your eWIC card and WIC Shopping List to the store
  • It's Convenient!
    Only purchase the food you need each time!

Since the beginning of the WIC Program, the food benefits have been issued via paper checks. In 2015, Wisconsin began converting to an electronic benefit card, called eWIC. The family food benefit is loaded on a card that can be used at WIC authorized vendors: English (en español). The family uses the benefit throughout the month as food items are needed. Checking out at the register has become hassle free for cashiers and WIC families as the register is programmed to recognize the foods that are WIC approved: English (en español). eWIC began in Waukesha County in September 2015.

Click HERE for frequently asked questions (FAQs).

  • WIC Eligible
    • State of Wisconsin Resident
    • Pregnant and postpartum women and children up to the age of five who are income eligible and have a health or nutrition need
      • Income guidelines are set by the Federal Government and change each year. These guidelines are based on both the number of people in the household and the gross income amount before taxes are taken out.
      • Click on WIC Income Eligibility Table to view current income levels.
    • Foster children under the age of five

    How do I get WIC benefits?

    Call 262-896-8440 for a certification appointment.

  • Your WIC Appointment

    To schedule an appointment please call 262-896-8440. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    For the appointment you are required to bring:

    • The person being enrolled
    • Current proof of income - examples include:
      • Most recent paycheck stub for all working in the household or a letter from your employer
      • Tax return if self employed
      • Unemployment form or copy of check
      • Notice of Decision letter for food share, medical assistance or W2
      • Social Security check or an Award Letter
      • For foster children: letter from caseworker with amount and family size
    • Identification for the persons being certified and for the guardian - examples include:
    • Proof of residency - examples include:
      • Lease
      • Recent piece of mail with your current name and address
      • Recent bill with your current name and address
    • Proof of Pregnancy - examples include:
      • Official Pregnancy test results (no home test kits)
      • Ultrasound picture with name and date
      • Documentation from health care provider
      • Current prescription for prenatal vitamins
    • Immunization records (en español) if available

    At the appointment there will be:

    • Blood testing for hemoglobin (iron)
    • Weight and height measuring
    • Nutrition assessment and counseling
    • Food benefits issued
  • Newborn Clinic (under 6 weeks) and Postpartum Women

    Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Not available on holidays. Schedule an appointment to ensure availability. PH: 262-896-8440

    Woman and infant being certified MUST be present.

    Please see "Your WIC Appointment" for further details on required documents.

    In accordance with Federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Public Health Services

Contact Us

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: (262) 896-8430
Fax: (262) 970-6670
TollFree: 1-800-540-3620
Email: hhs@waukeshacounty.gov

Effective March 13, 2020:

All Public Health Walk-In Services, International Travel Clinics and STD Clinic Services are closed until further notice.

Walk-in Clinic Nurse Services are available: 
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:15 PM)
The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
WIC Walk-in Benefit Pick up is available:
Mondays (8:15 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (3 – 6:30 PM)
Fridays (8:30 – 11:30 AM)

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.

The Public Health Division will be closed to the public for the following observed holidays in 2020:

  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Independence Day - Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 7, 2020
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2020, and Friday, November 27, 2020
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - Thursday, December 24, 2020, and Friday, December 25, 2020
  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (2020 – 2021) - Thursday, December 31, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021



Click HERE to learn more about Shopping with your eWIC Card