WIC | Women, Infants and Children

A nutrition program - and so much more

Access to supplemental food and supportive services to build strong healthy moms and kids.

In addition to providing supplemental food for families, WIC offers education, support and referrals to make sure families are eating and living healthy and happy.

Due to COVID-19, in-person visits to the WIC office are limited at this time.
Please call 414-643-7554 for services.

Am I Eligible for WIC?

You may qualify if:

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, supplemental nutritious food and referrals to other health and nutrition services.

Many working families qualify for WIC.  The program uses the same income criteria as free and reduced-price school lunches.  You are income eligible if you receive Kinship Care, W-2 or FoodShare.  You may be income eligible if you currently receive Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus.

Fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.

  • You live in Wisconsin
  • You are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby in the past 6 months
  • You have an infant or kid(s) under age 5
  • You or your children have a health or nutrition need
  • All the income in your home (before deductions) is less than or equal to WIC income guidelines

Interested in applying? Call 414-643-7554 today!
1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive

Sixteenth Street WIC Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
**Limited availability on Fridays, please call after 7:30 AM for same day needs.

Who Qualifies

Services are available to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age five. Families are eligible if they have income at or below 185% of the poverty level, are enrolled in foster care, kinship care or FoodShare. Medicaid/BadgerCare Plus recipients may also qualify for WIC.

Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

WIC provides participating families with vouchers to use at local Farmers' Markets to purchase fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce every Summer and Fall.

"Baby Behaviors" Group

Participants can meet other expectant moms at our "Baby Behaviors" Group. Attendees receive information to help prepare for welcoming their new baby into the world. Topics covered include breastfeeding, hunger, and satiety cues, ways to soothe the baby and more. This group is offered in English on Tuesdays and Spanish on Thursdays.

Call 414-643-7554 for more details or to schedule.

Lead Testing

Children ages one to five are screened for lead testing at WIC every six months. Lead testing is offered in accordance with CDC blood lead testing guidelines. Additional referrals and education on prevention and follow up is provided by WIC nutritionists in partnership with the Environmental Health's Lead Outreach Program.


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Health Equity Summit:
Empower a Healthier Milwaukee



We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our rescheduled 2020 Health Equity Summit; Empower a Healthier Milwaukee due to COVID-19 related precautions and restrictions around large gatherings. We appreciate your interest and are disappointed that it will not take place as planned.
We will be holding a Health Equity Summit in the spring of 2021 that will include the previously planned conversation on empowerment along with other dynamic topics under the broader umbrella of health equity innovation. Although we plan to hold the 2021 Summit in person, we acknowledge the significant uncertainties we face and are prepared to adapt quickly if needed.


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Milwaukee, WI 53204




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