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The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a nutrition education program that provides healthy foods, nutrition information and referrals to health and social services in the community.

 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all WIC offices are now closed to the public.  You will continue to receive and be able to use your benefits as long as your certification is active.  

Current WIC Participants

  • If you have current benefits, continue to use them.
  • If you have a scheduled appointment or need to re certify, please call us at 406-258-4740 and request services over the phone.
  • Call the State WIC Office if you cannot reach a staff member. 

New WIC Applicants 

Please contact us by phone at 406-258-4740.  If you have additional questions or needs, contact the State Office Helpline: 1-800-433-4298

WIC participants benefit from a wide variety of services including:

  • Nutrition screening, education and counseling to improve eating behaviors and reduce or eliminate nutrition problems.
  • Access to preventive health programs and referrals to private and public health providers.
  • Vouchers to purchase healthy foods at supermarkets across Montana.
  • Breastfeeding support and counseling.

WIC also offers the following services:

  • Vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at seasonal farmer's markets.
  • Breast pumps.
  • Informational materials.
  • Nutrition and health related videos.
  • Cooking classes provided by EFNEP.
  • Prenatal classes.
  • Regular monitoring of infants and children.
  • Dental referrals.
  • Access to low cost well child exams through Partnership Health Center.
  • Referrals to over 250 local health and social services.
  • Special infant formulas may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medical condition. Missoula WIC Formula Prescription Form  

WIC is available to:

  • Pregnant women.
  • Breastfeeding women.
  • Postpartum women.
  • Women whose pregnancy ended early.
  • Infants.
  • Children up to the age of five.

WIC Eligibility

Those caring for young children including mothers,fathers, grandparents, legal guardians and foster parents are encouraged to apply to the Montana WIC Program.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • WIC participation will NOT reduce Food Stamps or TANF benefits
  • You do NOT have to participate in another program to participate in WIC 
  • Individuals and families may automatically qualify for WIC if they already participate in programs such as Medicaid, SNAP (formerly food stamps) and/or TANF (Temporary assistance for needy families).

To be eligible for WIC, you must meet the income guidelines and be able to provide other specific documentations including identification and proof of Montana state residency. When you call to set up an appointment we'll let you know what else you'll need to bring!

WIC LOCATIONS:

Missoula City-County Health Department

(Main Office)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursdays 

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Walk In Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 4p.m.

 Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

301 W Alder

Missoula

Seeley Lake

(Faith Chapel Church)

First Tuesday of the month
9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

3260 Hwy 83 North, Faith Chapel sign

Seeley Lake

Lolo

(Spirit of Christ Mission)

Second Tuesday of the month
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

5475 Farm Lane

Lolo

Missoula Food Bank                    

 

Every Monday & Thursday 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    1720 Wyoming    

 Missoula

 

 Call Us Today!  (406) 258-4740

Fax: (406) 258-4906

FREE PARKING in front of the Health Department on Alder Street (facing the building) and along Health Department on Woody Street. The spots below are just for our WIC participants.  

 

WIC Parking Spring 2019