What is WIC?
The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition, Education, and Supplemental Food Program (WIC) is funded by the USDA. The WIC program:
- Encourages regular prenatal and health care
- Gains access to online self-study lessons
- Promotes nutrition and improved health through education
- Provides nutritious foods for health, growth, and development including food vouchers accepted by many local vendors
- Works with Family Case Management to allow access to resources
- Supports breastfeeding (PDF)
WIC Eligibility Guidelines
View the WIC Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
Nutritious foods are provided via the Illinois WIC EBT card without cost to pregnant, postpartum, or nursing women, infants, and children. Learn more about WIC approved foods. Program eligibility is determined by the following:
- Has a child younger than 5 years old
- Has physical, nutritional, and financial need as determined by an evaluation and screening
- Is pregnant or has had a baby in the past six months
- Meets income guidelines
What do I need to bring to my WIC appointment?
It is important that you bring everything listed here to your appointment. Otherwise, you may not be able to receive services.
For Certification Appointments:
- 2 recent paycheck stubs for each person in the household, or proof of an active SNAP case (an award letter or the ability to display an active case screen by logging into the SNAP website)
- Completed Medically Prescribed Formula Form (PDF) (only needed if formula is prescribed to you by your doctor)
- Proof of residential address
- Your child
For Nutrition / Education Session:
- Internet certificate completed at www.wichealth.org and emailed to email@example.com Benefits will be loaded once your internet education certificate has been received.
For additional information, please contact us:
Tazewell County Health Department
21306 IL Route 9
Tremont, IL 61568
WIC Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
WIC is an appointment based clinic. Please call 309.929.0230 to schedule an appointment.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.