How Do I Apply?

To set up your first appointment to apply for WIC, call the main office for the county you live in.

Find your nearest WIC Clinic

What do I need to bring to my first WIC appointment?

Women, infants and children applying for WIC must be present at the first visit. You also need to bring the following:

    Proof of income eligibility

    If you receive MaineCare, SNAP, or TANF, you must bring:

    • MaineCare card or eligibility letter for all persons applying for WIC
    • SNAP enrollment or renewal letter
    • TANF statement

    Income for all household members for the past 30 days. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Pay stubs
    • Military earning statements/LES
    • Pay statement from employer
    • Child support or alimony agreement
    • SSI/SSD statement

    Proof of where you live (your physical address, not a P.O. box). This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Utility bill in your name, mathing your given address
    • Mail with your name and address on it
    • Driver's license with your street address
    • Rental agreement or mortgage paper with your name and address
    • TANF statement, MaineCare card
    • SNAP enrollment or renewal letter

    Proof of identification for everyone applying for WIC. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • MaineCare card
    • Driver's license
    • SSID card
    • School or Employer ID card
    • State issued ID card
    • Passport
    • Birth certificate
    • Hospital crib card
    • Vaccination record

What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?

Your first appointment will take about an hour to determine your eligibility. This includes:

  • Checking your income, residency and identification
  • Completing a health assessment to determine any nutrition risk, including:
    • Getting height and weight for all applicants
    • Performing iron level screening
    • Reviewing nutrition and health history
  • Reviewing with you your rights and responsibilities as a WIC participant
  • Answering your health and nutrition questions
  • Discussing with you other services you may be eligible for in your community
  • Reviewing the WIC food list and how to use your WIC checks at the store
  • Scheduling follow-up appointments