• WIC Nutrition Program

    The Women, Infant 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, eggs, fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned), whole wheat/whole grain foods, cereal, peanut butter, fruit juices, dried beans and peas, cheese and yogurt for 2-4 year olds, 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

    Wisconsin

    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. 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. 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.

    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:
      • Drivers license
      • Birth certificate
      • Infant crib card, bracelet or hospital certificate
      • eWIC card for those already enrolled
      • Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) record
      • NOTE: Social Security cards cannot be used as identification
    • 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 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.

    If further information is desired, please contact the Public Health Division at 262-896-8430, or toll-free at 1-800-540-3620.