How to activate a wic card

All PHFE WIC centers are now issuing California WIC Cards to families. Shopping with the WIC card is so much easier. Flexible shopping, easier checkout, convenient benefits, and more!

The WIC Card is Here

Here are some things you can do.

Download the WIC app.

Watch the video.
The WIC Card Video will show you how to use your new WIC card at the store, how to check your WIC food balance, and more!
Go to and play “Your California WIC Card” video in the top left corner.

Think of a PIN.
Think of a 4 digit number that is easy for you to remember and difficult for others to guess. You will need a 4 digit PIN to use your WIC card at the store.

Save these phone numbers.
WIC Card Support: 1-844-469-3264
WIC Program: 1-888-942-2229
If you lose your WIC Card or forget your PIN, call WIC Card Support for 24 hour help. Call the WIC program to change your appointment or ask other questions.

Allow more time for your WIC appointment.
We are learning and experiencing that it is really not just a little bit more time, but quite a bit and more like double the amount of time.

When Will You Get Your WIC Card?

Due to Covid-19, you will get your WIC card by mail. You can expect to receive it within 5 business days upon request.

Before You Go Shopping

Your WIC Food Balance shows the foods and the amounts available to your family between specific dates. As you shop and use your WIC foods, your Food Balance will change. Be sure to shop for all of the foods in your WIC Food Balance within the allowed dates.

There are many ways to find your WIC Food Balance

  • Use the free WIC phone app on your smart phone
  • Look at your store receipt from your last shopping trip.
  • Ask a cashier or customer service person at the grocery store to print your WIC Food Balance.
  • Call the toll free number on the back of your WIC Card,
    1-844-4MY-FAMILY or 1-844-469-3264.
  • Go online to
At the Store
  • Get just the WIC foods you need at each shopping trip.
  • Use your WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide, the free WIC phone app, and your WIC Food Balance to help you choose the right foods.
  • Separate your WIC foods from your non-WIC items as you shop to make checkout easier.
At the Checkout

Start your checkout

  • Separate your WIC foods from your non-WIC items.
    Some stores may need to scan your WIC items first.
  • Tell the cashier you are using your WIC Card.
  • Ask the cashier when to swipe your WIC Card and enter your PIN.
  • Always swipe your WIC Card first before using other forms of payment, such as CalFresh, debit card, or cash.
  • Pay close attention as the cashier scans each WIC item.

After the cashier scans all your items

  • Look over your WIC purchases and make sure all items are correct before your sale is totaled. The cashier may give you a receipt or show you a screen to review.
  • Confirm all your purchases are correct using the card machine. Any foods not available in your WIC Food Balance can be put back or bought using another form of payment.
  • Tell the cashier if you want to put something back before the cashier gives you the final receipt.
  • Give the cashier your store loyalty card and any coupons you have.
  • Pay for any non-WIC items using another form of payment.
  • Wait for the cashier to complete the sale and give you a final receipt. Save your receipt in a safe place, such as your wallet.
Reading Your Receipt
  • Your receipt lists the items you just bought.
  • Your receipt shows what you have left in your WIC Food Balance. All family benefits are combined.
  • The receipt shows the last day you can buy the rest of your WIC foods. Your WIC Food Balance will expire at midnight on that day.

How to activate a wic card

When You Have Questions About WIC Authorized Foods
or Your WIC Card

Shopping for WIC Foods can be challenging at first. It does get easier as you become more familiar with the benefits available to you in your food package. You can shop throughout the month at any WIC Authorized store. Be certain to shop for all your food benefits before they expire on the last day of the month.

Your WIC Food Benefits

WIC approves many different brands and products in each of the WIC food categories: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, peanut butter/beans, cereal, juice and infant foods.

The specific types and amounts of foods you can get will depend on several factors, including:
• If you’re pregnant
• If you’re breastfeeding and how much
• The ages of your children

If you’re fully breastfeeding you get more of some foods such as cheese, eggs and peanut butter and additional items such as canned fish.

Food packages change as your child grows.

Key milestones are 6 months, 1 year and 2 years. For example, when your baby turns 6 months old, infant foods are added to the monthly food package. When your child turns 1 year old, a child food package that includes whole milk, whole milk yogurt and other foods, is issued. When your child is 2-5 years old, these change to low-fat or nonfat milk and low-fat or nonfat yogurt.

Choosing WIC Foods

To choose the right WIC foods at the store, match what is found on your Family Food Benefits List with the brands listed in the Nevada WIC Shopping Guide and UPC Database. It is helpful to make a list of these WIC brands and sizes before you go to the store.

Not all stores carry every brand and size of WIC foods. You’ll become familiar with what your favorite store carries.

The WIC Shopper App is a helpful tool to use before and at the store to help you choose the specific food items, sizes and WIC Approved UPCs to help you shop for your WIC Food benefits.

Shopping Tips

It is best to check your food balance before you go shopping. There are several ways to check your balance:

  1. Call the toll-free number on the back of your card.
  2. Go to
  3. Ask customer service or a cashier for a balance inquiry.
  4. Check the WICShopper App.

Try a WIC only purchase first.

As you learn to shop for WIC foods, it is very helpful to separate your WIC items from your non-WIC items and to try a WIC-only purchase first. This way if you accidentally picked an item that is not on your food benefit list you will know right away. Smaller stores that use separate equipment for processing WIC transactions, require you to separate your WIC items from your other groceries, this is extremely helpful during checkout at all stores.

At the Checkout

To make checking out with your WIC foods go smoothly, try the following: (1) Separate your WIC foods from your other groceries – at least at first. (2) Note: If you have more than 40 WIC items, you will need to divide them into two transactions. (3) Always use your WIC card first. (4) Swipe your WIC card when prompted and enter your four-digit PIN. (5) Approve your WIC purchase. You will be asked to review a display screen or printed list of the WIC items you are buying. (6) To make sure the WIC foods are listed correctly. Press “Yes” to accept the transaction or “No” to decline. (7) KEEP YOUR RECEIPT, it shows your remaining food benefits for the month and it is necessary to provide to your WIC office if issues arise.

How to activate a wic card

Good food is essential to your health and the health of your children. Your eWIC card will make buying what you need easier than ever.

The Fruit and Vegetable Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for all women and children will be increasing to $35 for each eligible participant. This temporary increase is for benefits that start August 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.

MS WIC is in the process of increasing the CVB for eligible participants with active benefits. Please check your eWIC benefit amount by calling Conduent Customer Service at 1-855-897-5897or logging into WIC Connect at If the CVB has not increased for the women and children in your household, please contact your WIC clinic before redeeming your benefits.

Thank you in advance for your help, as well as all you do to keep MS informed and safe during the pandemic.

Shopping with eWIC Cards

Soon you will use an eWIC card to pick up your WIC foods at approved grocery stores. Simply swipe your eWIC card and enter your PIN, just like you would with a debit card.

Because WIC’s emphasis is on healthy eating for mothers and children, you can use your eWIC card to buy:

  • milk
  • cereal
  • yogurt
  • juice
  • eggs
  • cheese
  • peanut butter
  • beans
  • whole wheat bread
  • brown rice
  • whole wheat pasta
  • whole wheat and corn tortillas
  • fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables
  • baby formula
  • baby food

Exclusively breastfeeding women will have increased quantities of WIC foods, and canned fish like tuna or salmon will be added to their food package.

About Your eWIC Card

Tu Tarjeta eWIC

WIC – Authorized Vendors

The list below includes WIC authorized vendors who are able to accept eWIC payments.

WIC Foods

With eWIC, you will also have a greater variety of foods to choose from. The WIC Food Guide will help make your shopping experience simple and exciting. You’ll receive a copy at your first WIC appointment along with a shopping list that is tailored for you.

When eWIC is Coming

eWIC is planned for the counties below soon! You can still pick up your food at WIC Food Centers after these dates, but the food centers will eventually be closed.

February, 2021:
Lee, Lauderdale and Forrest

April, 2021:
DeSoto, Marshall, Benton, Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Tunica, Tate, Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Lafayette, Union, Prentiss, Pontotoc, Itawamba, Bolivar, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Yalobusha, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Monroe, Leflore, Grenada, Carroll, Montgomery, Webster, and Clay

May, 2021:
Washington, Sharkey, Issaquena, Warren, Claiborne, Humphreys, Yazoo, Hinds, Copiah, Holmes, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Attala, Leake, Scott, Smith, Choctaw, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Winston, Noxubee, Neshoba, Newton, Jasper, Kemper, and Clarke

May/June, 2021:
Jefferson, Adams, Wilkinson, Franklin, Amite, Lincoln, Pike, Lawrence, Walthall, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Marion, Lamar, Perry, Greene, Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson

About Your eWIC Card

  • Your eWIC card will have a unique account number. WIC will use that number to send your benefits to your account each month.
  • The back of your eWIC card contains a magnetic strip that you will swipe through a card reader at the grocery store.
  • It is very important that you keep up with your eWIC card so you will be able to pick up your WIC foods when you need them.
  • If you lose your card or if it’s stolen or damaged, contact Customer Service immediately at 1-855-897-5897
  • Some items you buy may not be on your family’s WIC Shopping List. These items can be paid for with your SNAP card, gift card, cash, debit card or check.
  • To check the amount of WIC benefits remaining on your card, check the receipt from your most recent shopping trip, call Customer Service at 1-855-897-5897 or visit the cardholder web portal at
  • Any WIC benefits you do not use during a benefit cycle do not roll over. They expire. When you have used all your WIC benefits for the month, do not throw away the card. WIC will reload the card when your next monthly benefit period begins.
  • Learn more about the new WIC and your eWIC card with the resources below.


Participant Complaints for Experiences at Retail Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

We aim for our WIC participants to have a great shopping experience in retail grocery stores and pharmacies. If your shopping experience hasn’t been what it should, please let us know by submitting a WIC Participant Complaint form.

Need help? If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your local WIC clinic.

It’s here! Your eWIC card is like a debit or credit card. You can use your eWIC card to buy WIC-approved foods at authorized stores. Your local WIC office will add your family’s benefits to your eWIC account.

You can download the SC WIC mobile app at no cost to you on Android and Apple.

How does eWIC help WIC families?

eWIC means a more convenient shopping experience. eWIC shoppers can expect:

  • fewer chances of misplacing and/or losing checks
  • the ability to purchase items over multiple visits each month
  • ease at checkout

How will I use my eWIC card when I shop?

  • Choose WIC foods using your WIC shopping list, benefit balance, and Food Guide
  • Pick a checkout lane that accepts WIC (if applicable)
  • Tell the cashier you are using an eWIC card
  • Place your WIC items first, ahead of other foods
  • Swipe your eWIC card and enter your 4-digit PIN
  • Use another form of payment for non-WIC items
  • Keep the store receipt and eWIC card for your next WIC shopping trip

The steps may vary from store to store.

How do I get WIC benefits on my WIC account?

At your WIC appointment, WIC staff will add your benefits to your family’s eWIC account. You will get a list of your family’s WIC benefits for the next three months. The list will have start and end dates for your benefits.

Can I turn in my paper checks for an eWIC card?

At your first WIC appointment following the eWIC rollout in your region, you will be given an eWIC card. At that time, you should turn in any remaining paper checks. You will not be able to turn in your paper checks before that.

Who should I contact if I have trouble with my eWIC card?

  • Talk to your local WIC agency staff
  • Visit your store’s customer service desk
  • Call eWIC card customer service at 1-855-279-0679
  • Visit

What if I have more questions about eWIC?

  • Talk to your WIC local agency
  • Check out the SC eWIC card guide brochure, available in:

Commonly used terms

eWIC Card:

The eWIC card will replace the paper benefits. It will be issued in the clinic and contain the household’s benefits ( e.g. the quantity of milk will reflect the total for each individual participant in the household). The eWIC card is used for payment at the grocery store.

PIN (Personal Identification Number):

Participants must select a PIN when provided a WIC card before the card can be used. At the grocery store, participants must enter their PIN using a keypad, after swiping their WIC card. Anyone who knows the PIN is able to use the WIC card.

How to activate a wic card

Need help? If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your Local WIC Clinic agency for more information.

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All MaineCare Prior Authorizations should be forwarded to [email protected] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have very limited access to our fax machine. Thank you for understanding.

WIC is a nutrition program for thousands of Maine families, helping Maine kids to grow up strong and healthy. WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines and up-to-date nutrition research. This website seeks to serve all Maine families with free nutrition advice, tips for staying healthy, and resources for growing families.

Who can apply for the Maine WIC Nutrition Program?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months.
  • Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
  • Fathers may apply for their children.

How do I apply?

You can call your nearest WIC office to make an appointment. Your first appointment will take about an hour of your time – an hour that can benefit you and your children for the rest of your lives.

** NEW ** Contact Us to Join WIC! and a WIC staff member will call you to set up an appointment.

WIC Prescreening Tool

Use the Prescreening Tool to see if you may be eligible for the WIC Program.

Maine CDC Rulemaking

The Maine CDC’s proposed and recently adopted rules can be found on the Maine CDC rules page.

Maine WIC now supports using eWIC CVB at eWIC-certified farmers locations

Maine WIC is excited to announce that Cash Value Benefit can once again be spent with Maine eWIC certified farmers! Learn more (PDF) about how CVB is changing and how to use your benefit with local farmers year round.

How to activate a wic card

The Tennessee WIC Program has moved from a paper-based method of benefit issuance to an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system. Instead of issuing paper food instruments (vouchers), WIC food benefits are issued into an electronic benefit account.

Families use their TNWIC card and PIN to purchase their WIC approved foods at WIC authorized grocery stores and select pharmacies.

TNWIC is now available in all 95 counties!

How to activate a wic card

UPC Submission Request

Starting in 2016, Tennessee WIC staff went across the state collecting Universal Product Codes (UPCs) for WIC-eligible food items within our participating grocery stores. All food items are within a database, which is now the Approved Product List (APL). The APL is downloaded at the store level, so that all eligible foods are available for WIC participants to purchase.

There may be some items that were missed or new food items that aren’t in the APL. To submit a UPC request, download the UPC Submission Form or complete the online form. If completing the online form, you may want to look at the UPC Submission Form to gather the information required to complete your online submission. If you have any questions regarding this process, contact Kelly Soliman at (615) 741-7218.

Send your completed UPC Submission Form and documentation to Kelly Soliman at [email protected] or mail to:

WIC UPC Review
Tennessee Department of Health
Andrew Johnson Building, 8th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program that serves to safeguard the health of income-eligible women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.

More than 7.5 million people benefit from WIC each month. Services include: Nutrition education for families, referrals to various social service agencies, and issuance of food benefits that can be used at various grocery stores for health foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, beans, peanut butter, infant foods and formula, juice, and cereal.

This is an application for the Oklahoma Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Completion of the application does not guarantee you will receive WIC benefits, but it will make it possible for the WIC program to contact you to complete the eligibility process over the phone rather than in person. This application requests that you upload documents such as identification, income information, and address. These can be photos of the documents.

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant women (and up to six weeks after pregnancy)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infants first birthday)
  • Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after pregnancy)
  • Infants (up to first birthday)
  • Children (up to fifth birthday)

How to qualify

  • Live in the state of Oklahoma
  • Have a family income within program limits
  • If you receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF, you are automatically eligible for WIC benefits.

Applicants must live in the state in which they apply and meet income guidelines. WIC is a program of the Food and Nutrition Service, a Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is not an entitlement program, but rather a Federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds annually.

What to bring to appointments

  • ID
  • Proof of household income
  • Proof of address
  • Your child/infant

Please call 918-582-9355 for more details regarding what to bring with you to appointments.

Current WIC Clients

    to complete online WIC Nutrition Classes to check your eWIC card balance and view transaction history
  • Lost or stolen card? Call your local WIC clinic at 918-582-9355 during regular business hours for help cancelling your card. If it’s outside of regular business hours, the eWIC Customer service line can be reached at 1-866-562-2702 for assistance.

Little by Little School Readiness Program

The neighborhood WIC site is one of the few places that young families visit regularly from birth to age 5. Therefore, families can benefit from school readiness interventions that begin long before school-age. The WIC clinics at the Central Regional Health Center, James O. Goodwin Health Center, and the Mingo WIC Clinic now feature an early literacy program for clients.

The Little by Little School Readiness program is designed to provide the knowledge and resources to families so they can begin to foster and support early literacy habits within their home on a daily basis. During the course of their visits to WIC, program participants receive:

  • Age-appropriate handouts on reading, development, household safety and family engagement (available in English and Spanish)
  • High-quality children’s books
  • Guidance tied to child development milestones
  • Assistance in connecting to important community services—childcare, preschool and others

Families eligible for WIC who are interested in the program can call 918-582-WELL (9355) to learn how to enroll. Seed funding for the development of the Little by Little School Readiness program was provided by First 5 LA. Funding for the THD’s Little by Little program is provided by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.


Breastfeeding promotion is an integral part of the WIC program. Its goal is to promote and support breastfeeding statewide.

  • Mothers who breastfeed are eligible to receive WIC benefits longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
  • Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their infants will receive an enhanced food package.
  • Mothers who breastfeed may be eligible to receive breast pumps to help support their breastfeeding.
  • Mothers who breastfeed may receive follow-up support through Breastfeeding Peer Counselors where available. The Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women. The Peer Counselors are available at the following sites: Central Regional Health Center, James O. Goodwin Health Center, Mingo WIC Clinic, South Peoria WIC Clinic.

***Due to the current situation, physical presence, anthropometric measurements, bloodwork requirements waived through September 30. Please call for services and questions.***

Central Regional Health Center (Map)
315 S. Utica
Tulsa, OK 74104-2203
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-594-4869

James O. Goodwin Health Center (Map)
5051 S. 129th E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74134-2842
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-595-4043

North Regional Health and Wellness Center (Map)
5635 North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tulsa, OK 74126
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-595-4269

Bixby Health Center (Map)
8120 E. 126th Street
Bixby, OK 74008
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-369-3159

Collinsville Health Center (Map)
1201 W. Center
Collinsville, OK 74021-3111
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-596-8652

Sand Springs Health Center (Map)
306 E. Broadway
Sand Springs, OK 74063-7911
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-245-5317

Mingo WIC Clinic (Map)
9924 E. 21st St.
Tulsa, OK 74129
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-669-8203

South Peoria WIC Clinic (Map)
6831 S. Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74136
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-477-0043

Owasso WIC Clinic (Map)
8361 N. Owasso Expressway Suite C
74055 Owasso , OK
Phone: 918-582-9355

Broken Arrow WIC Clinic (Map)
514 West Atlanta Street
74012 Broken Arrow , OK
Phone: 918-582-9355
Fax: 918-893-3719

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.


Florida WIC clients use a WIC EBT card to purchase WIC approved foods at authorized WIC grocery stores. If you have a WIC EBT Card and have questions or problems using your card, call WIC EBT Customer Service at 1-866-629-1095.

Check your balance before shopping. You can do this by calling WIC EBT Customer Service at 1-866-629-1095 or by going to the WIC EBT website. If there is a WIC EBT Point of Sale (POS) machine at the store, you can also slide your card and enter your PIN to get your balance.

How do I apply for WIC?

* Note: Use the WIC Prescreening Tool to see if you might be eligible for WIC. Prescreening Tool is available in multiple languages.

To apply for WIC, contact a local WIC office. Find the local phone number in the list or call 1-800-342-3556 and ask for the phone number of your local WIC office.

The local WIC office will give you an appointment to see if you are eligible for WIC. At this visit, your household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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: How to File a Complaint, 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:

How to activate a wic card

To make an appointment, call (719) 578-3199 between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

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We provide qualifying women and children with supplemental food, education on nutrition topics, and referrals to community programs.

  • WIC is funded through a federal grant
  • Those eligible include pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children through age 5
  • Clients must show proof of identity along with proof of residency within Colorado
  • WIC clients receive benefits on their EBT card for nutritious foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, and dried beans or peanut butter
  • Topics covered in education appointments include:
    • Breastfeeding
    • Healthy eating habits
    • Child development
    • Feeding infants
    • Nutrition
    • Community referrals

    Guidelines for July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    • A household with 1 member may earn up to $1,986 gross monthly.
    • A household with 2 members may earn up to $2,686 gross monthly.
    • A household with 3 members may earn up to $3,386 gross monthly.
    • A household with 4 members may earn up to $4,086 gross monthly.
    • A household with 5 members may earn up to $4,786 gross monthly.
    • A household with 6 members may earn up to $5,486 gross monthly.
    • A household with 7 members may earn up to $6,186 gross monthly.
    • A household with 8 members may earn up to $6,886 gross monthly.

    Note: For households with more than eight members, or if you have any questions, please call the WIC office.

    Address: 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
    Phone: (719) 578-3199

    Address: 6436 US Highway 85-87
    Fountain, CO, 80817
    Phone: (719) 578-3199

    Address: 2948 E. Fountain Blvd.
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
    Phone: (719) 578-3199

    At El Paso County Public Health WIC, we are dedicated to helping moms provide the best nutrition for their baby. All lactation services are FREE for clients participating in WIC. Services offered include:

    For all questions regarding benefits, eligibility for WIC, and appointment scheduling please contact your educator or dial (719) 578-3199 and select option 6 for the WIC front desk.