The WIC program’s complete name is Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps lower-income women (pregnant, breastfeeding, and those who recently had a baby) and infants and children (up to age 5) who are at nutritional health risk.
WIC Clinic Hours at CCHD:
Mondays: 8am – 11am, 1pm – 4pm
Tuesdays: 8am -11am, 1pm – 4pm
Wednesdays: 8am-11am, 1pm-4pm
Thursdays: 8:30am – 4:30pm – Walk- In Day/No Appointment Necessary
Fridays: 8am -11am, 1pm – 4pm
WIC Satellite Clinics
Malmstrom AFB Clinic- Every Wednesday from 9am – 3pm
NEW–Get Information And Even Your Benefits Without Leaving Your Home!
WIC has launched a new website called www.wichealth.org, which you can access from your home or other locations. The website provides you with learning tools and information tailored to your specific needs, “picky eaters” for example. The site will allow you to research specific topics after business hours when there may be no one available to answer your questions.
The website can also save you a trip to the Health Department for your food benefits! Here’s how:
- Visit www.wichealth.org to complete specific lessons.
- WIC staff will monitor the website and call you once they see you’ve completed a lesson. You will be asked specific questions about what you learned in the lesson.
- Upon satisfactory completion of the phone questions, WIC staff will send your food benefits to you or you can pick them up at your next visit to the Health Department!
If you live out of town, don’t have transportation, or have other difficulties in getting to the Health Department for your appointment needs, this is a great tool for you!
If you have questions about this new program, call the WIC office at 454-6953 or email our new address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Prepare for your First WIC Appointment
Proof of pregnancy is not required.
Bring the following applicable items with you:
Proof of Identity (examples)
- Photo ID
- Driver’s License
- School ID
- Birth Certificate
- MT Medicaid card/HMK Plus
- Tribal ID
- Social Security card
Proof of Identity for Child (examples)
- Shot/immunization records
- Birth certificate/record
- Foster care/adoption papers
- Healthy Montana Kids Plus card
- Social Security card
Proof of Residency (examples)
- Mortgage statement
- Utility bill (power, water, cable)
- Rent receipt
- Note from landlord
- Lease/housing agreement
Proof of Household Income for all people living in your house (examples)
- One month of most current documented income (paystubs)
- Proof of adjunctive eligibility (SNAP, HMK Plus, Medicaid, TANF, FDPIR, School Lunch)
- Recent 1040 tax statement (only if you own your own business)
- Additional income information (Child Support, Unemployment, etc.)
Special Formula for Infants May Require a Prescription
At your first appointment, your paperwork will be reviewed, some basic measurements will be taken, you will meet with our health educator, and you’ll receive your WIC food benefits.
These classes will teach participants more about:
- Nutritious foods
- How to plan meals
- Shopping for you and your family
- Safe food preparation and storage
Complete each class and receive a certificate and free cookbook!
**Bring your child/children to the WIC appointment. Please bring immunization record for all children on WIC.
WIC benefits include:
- Nutrition assessment, learning and guidance to improve eating behavior;
- Access to health care programs plus referral to private and public health care providers if needed
- Food vouchers for supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as iron-fortified cereal, milk and cheese, eggs, 100% juice, peanut butter, canned or dried beans, infant formula, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains
- Breastfeeding education and support.