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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

Providence WIC clients may visit the MOA Health Department WIC clinic at 825 "L" Street. For more information please call:

MOA Health Department WIC Clinic 343-4668

TO CHECK IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR
             WIC, TEXT "CHILD" TO
                     907.321.2300
                                          

      
    New! From KTVA: Families can now send a text to check
                         eligibility for the WIC program

What is WIC?

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their children from birth to age five.  Alaska WIC provides nutrition information, counseling, and periodic health screening, along with supplemental food vouchers for infant formula and healthy foods.

WIC Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Who is eligible?

  • Women, infants, and children with special nutritional needs
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Women up to 6 months postpartum
  • Infants from birth to one year of age
  • Children up to their fifth birthday

Participants must also:

  • Have a nutritional need
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines

What foods does WIC provide?

WIC will provide foods rich in protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C, and D.

 WIC Foods
Breastfeeding Mothers Pregnant & Postpartum Women   Infants  Children up to 5 years  
Milk
Cheese
Eggs
Peanut Butter
Beans
Juice
Cereal
Tuna or Salmon
Fruits & Vegetables - Check/Voucher
 

Milk
Cheese
Eggs
Peanut Butter
Beans
Juice
Cereal

Formula
(if not breastfeeding)Juice
Cereal

Milk - After 1 yr of age - 2% or lower
Cheese
Peanut Butter
Beans
Juice
Cereal

Whole grain breads, brown rice, or tortillas

How to Apply:

  • NEW! Text "CHILD" to 907.312.2300 to check your eligibility
  • Find out if you may qualify by answering a few simple questions HERE
  • Call the clinic nearest you for an appointment
  • Print and fill out the application and bring it to your appointment, along with your ID and proof of gross monthly income

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household Size

Annually

Monthly

Twice Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1

$26,973  

$2,248

$1,107

$1,038

$519

2

$36,371

$3,031

$1,516

$1,399

$700

3

$45,769

$3,815

$1,908

$1,761

$881

4

$55,167

$4,598

$2,299

$2,122

$1,061

5

$64,565

$5,381

$2,691

$2,484

$1,242

6

$73,963

$6,164

$3,082

$2,845

$1,423

7

$83,361

$6,947

$3,474

$3,207

$1,604

8

$92,759

$7,730

$3,865

$3,568

$1,784

Each additional family member add

$9,398

$784

$392

$362

$181

WIC does count the Permanent Fund Dividend as part of family income.

Forms of Income Accepted:

  • Last 30 Days of Pay Stubs • Denali KidCare
  • Medicaid   • ATAP
  • LES    • Unemployment Papers
  • Permanent Fund Dividend • Child Support
  • Free/Reduced Price School Lunch Program    

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)          mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

              Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

              1400 Independence Avenue, SW

              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;  

(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)          email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    • Direct Services
    • Division Manager: Natasha Pineda
    • 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4670

Have you recently visited a WIC clinic? Help us serve you better by taking our WIC Client Satisfaction Survey HERE.

Want to learn more about childhood nutrition? Take our Quick Online Courses HERE.

Five servings of fruits and veggies each day is one of the most important ways you can help maintain your health. Find our Farmers' Market Recipes HERE.