What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for
Women, Infants and Children
WIC’s mission is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing to participants at no charge:
Information on healthy eating – nutrition counseling, evaluation and education
referrals to health and other social services
coupons for nutritious foods to supplement diets redeemable at local grocery stores, additionally during the summer months at local Farmer’s Markets
Who Qualifies for WIC?
To be eligible applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
· Category requirement:
§ Pregnant (are certified for the duration of their pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy)
§ Breastfeeding (up to the infant’s 1st birthday)
§ Postpartum (Non-breastfeeding are eligible for certification up to 6 months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy)
o Infants (up to the infant’s 1st birthday)
o Children (up to the child’s 5th birthday)
· Income requirement:
o Income qualification is based on household income and family size:
§ Income must be less than or equal to 185% of the US Poverty Income Guidelines. Example: as of July 2012, a family of 4 can earn $821 per week/$42,643 per year and/or have a current medical card
· Residence requirement:
o Reside in McHenry County
· Nutrition Risk requirement:
o Demonstrate a nutritional risk
How do I apply for WIC?
· Call (815) 334-4505 for more information or to schedule an appointment at a location nearest you
What do I need to bring to my WIC appointment?
· In order to be certified on the WIC program applicants must bring:
o Proof of Residency (ex. utility bill, current posted mail)
o Proof of Income (ex. 2 check stubs, Medicaid card, 1040 form, W-2 form)
o Proof of Birth
o Child/ children
o Social Security Number
o Immunization Records of child/children
Where is WIC located in McHenry County?
§ Woodstock (Main Office) – 2200 N Seminary Avenue, Building B
Phone – (815) 334-4505
Open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Second Tuesday of each month 8:00am – 7:00pm
§ Harvard –at Trinity Lutheran Church at 504 East Diggins Avenue
Phone – (815) 943-7784
Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week 8:00am – 4:00pm
(except second Monday of each month until 1:30pm)
§ Crystal Lake – 100 N Virginia Street (US Route 14), Crystal Lake
Phone (815) 334-1498
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week 8:00am – 4:30pm
§ McHenry – at McHenry Community Health Center 3901 Mercy Drive, McHenry
Phone (815) 363-9900 ext 6640
Open Wednesday and Friday each week 8:00am – 4:30pm
Please call WIC Main Office @ (815)334-4505
for more information or to schedule an appointment
Or contact the WIC Program via e-mail - WIC@co.mchenry.il.us
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202)720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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