What is WIC?
The Nebraska Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program provides free food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant women, infants and children under five healthy and strong.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
You are eligible if you:
- Live in Nebraska.
- Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or child under 5 years of age.
- Have a nutritional risk.
- Have a household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines (below) .
- You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive ADC, SNAP (Food Stamps), Kids Connection or Medicaid.
- Mothers, Fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.
|New Income Eligibility Guidelines
July 1, 2016
|Each additional family member add||$7,696||$642||$148|
How Do I Apply for WIC?
To set up an appointment, call Family Service WIC Program at 402-441-8655. Staff will tell you what to bring to your appointment.
At your appointment, a WIC nutritionist and nurse will check your diet and review your health history.
If you are eligible, you will receive nutrition information and counseling, referrals to other services and checks to buy foods such as:
- fresh fruits & vegetables
- whole wheat bread or brown rice
- dried or canned beans
- fruit juice
- peanut butter
- tuna or salmon
- infant formula
- baby food
These foods help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, babies and children healthy and strong.
How Does WIC Work?
The WIC staff is a caring team of experts who provide:
- Counseling on how to use WIC foods to improve health.
- Checks to buy foods that help keep you healthy and strong.
- Immunization screening and referrals
- Discussions on food shopping, recipes, taking care of babies and how to breast feed.
- Information on good eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding and how to feed your child.
- Referrals to doctors, health centers and clinics, dentists, and programs like SNAP (Food Stamps), ADC, and Medicaid.
Locations and Hours
501 S 7th ST
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 441-8655
Fax: (402) 441-6466
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2 Saturdays per Month 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
2730 North 50th
1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Lincoln Christian Fellowship
4111 NW 44th ST
One Thursday a month
Southern Heights Presbyterian Church
5750 S 40th ST
One Thursday a month
View Family Service WIC Locations in a larger map
What to Bring to Your Appointment
- You and your children who are applying for WIC
- Photo identification for parent/guardian
- Child’s birth certificate or social security card
- Foster care papers for foster children
- Proof of Address
- Mail with your name and street address received within the past 30 days
- Proof of Income before tax (gross) income for everyone living in the home
- Pay stubs
- Medicaid Card (if applicable)
- Notice of Action (if applicable)
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
A peer counselor is a WIC mother who has breastfed her own baby and has been selected by WIC to give you support to achieve your own goals for feeding your baby.
Let the WIC office know if you would like to meet with a breastfeeding peer counselor to learn more about breastfeeding, or help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.
WIC can no longer issue checks if you forget to bring proper documentation. If you have questions about what to bring to your appointment call our office and the staff will be happy to assist you.
Help us keep pregnant moms and babies healthy this flu season. If you or your children have been sick or have had a fever in the past 24 hours please call our office to reschedule your WIC appointment.
If Lincoln Public Schools are closed due to winter weather, the First United Methodist Church and Lincoln Christian Fellowship Locations will also be closed. Call the Mill Towne office at (402) 441-8655 so we can assist you in getting your checks.
Family Service WIC Facebook Page
Nebraska WIC Program Website
WIC Participant Video
Physician Authorization Form for Formula
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