Navajo County Public Health Services
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC is a federally funded health program which provides eligible Arizona residents with nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education and
referrals to other health and human services programs. All WIC services are free.
Who is Eligible?
Postpartum women [up to 6 months after end of the pregnancy]
Children age 1 up to 5th birthday
Meet WIC income guidelines [see below for current information]
Be a resident of Arizona
Have a “WIC Code” [see below]
What does a "WIC Code" mean?
A WIC Code is determined by WIC staff or another health professional and is based on the WIC Program Federal guidelines. The identification of a code[s]
is done through a health screening at the certification visit. There are two types of WIC codes that qualify for WIC eligibility:
Medical concerns such as anemia, underweight, overweight, history of pregnancy complications or poor pregnancy outcomes [e.g. low birth weight
infant, prematurity, etc.]
Dietary concerns such as not meeting the Recommended Dietary Guidelines.
How to Become a WIC Client
How long can I receive WIC benefits?
A “certification period” is the length of time a WIC participant is eligible to receive benefits. The length of the certification may vary depending
on whether the individual is pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, an infant or child. The certification period most often ranges from 6 months to 1 year. At
the end of that time period, the individual must reapply in order to be determined eligible for another certification period unless they are now by
definition ineligible; for example, a child who has turned 5 years old, or a woman no longer postpartum or breastfeeding .
How much money can I make and be on WIC?
Income guidelines are determined by the Federal Government, and are set at 185% of the official “poverty” level. Examples of the current
2014 Guidelines are provided below:
**Please note that pregnant women are counted as 2 persons for income determination. WIC staff will assist you in determining
your eligibility based on the documentation you provide; the numbers above are provided for information only.
**Number of people in household:
Weekly household income at or below:
Monthly household income at or below:
Yearly household income at or below:
Warning: It is against the Federal WIC rules for you to participate in more than one WIC Program at the same time.
* In accordance with the Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination 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, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider
* De acuerdo con la Ley Federal y la politica del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU., esta institucion prohibe la discriminacion en base de raza,
color, nacionalidad, genero, edad o impedimentos. Para presenter una queja sobre discriminacion, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, ollame al (800) 795-3272 o (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA es un proceedor y empleador que
ofrece igualdad de oportunidad a todos.
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