Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, & Children

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WIC promotes and maintains the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and infants and children by providing:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition and breastfeeding information
  • Referral to other health and nutrition services

Many working families qualify. Individuals who participate in other programs such as SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) may automatically be income-eligible for WIC (Women, Infant, and Children program).

To be eligible for WIC, a person must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding (up to one year postpartum) or non-breastfeeding (up to six months postpartum) woman; an infant; or child up to five years of age.
  • Be income-eligible (see below).
  • Have identification and proof of income and address.

Income Guidelines for WIC Participants

Number of Household Members*Yearly Gross Household IncomeMonthly Gross Household IncomeWeekly Gross Household Income
1$22,311$1,860$430
2$30,044$2,504$578
3$37,777$3,149$727
4$45,510$3,793$876
5$53,243$4,437$1,024
6$60,976$5,082$1,173
7$68,709$5,726$1,322
8$76,442$6,372$1,471
For each additional family member add:+$7,733+$645+$149

* Add one person to the family for pregnant women

Learn more about eligibility for WIC by contacting the clinic closest to you.

  • Boulder: 303-413-7520
  • Longmont: 303-678-6130
  • Lafayette: 720-564-2213

Learn more about Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), and TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families)

  • Whole grain bread, brown rice, & corn tortillas
  • Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter, dried beans & peas, canned beans
  • Milk, eggs, cheese
  • Cereals
  • Fruit juices
  • Canned tuna, salmon, or sardines for breastfeeding moms
  • Baby food – meats for exclusively breastfed babies
  • Baby food – fruits & vegetables
  • Infant cereals
  • Fresh bananas
  • Infant formula for non-exclusively breastfed babies
  • Soy beverages or tofu
  • Yogurt
  • Complete list of WIC foods

Get produce at Boulder County Farmers’ Markets. Ask your counselor about our WIC Farmers Market coupons.

  • Nutritious foods
  • Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Immunization referrals
  • Information on caring for babies and kids
  • Information on food shopping and recipes
  • Fewer premature and low birth weight babies
  • Increased access to prenatal care
  • Reductions in Medicaid costs
  • Reduced rates of iron deficiency anemia
  • Better cognitive development in WIC children
  • Improved immunization rates
  • Higher breastfeeding rates
  • Decreased infant mortality

All participants, their parents, or caregivers receive nutrition information individualized by a WIC professional to address specific needs identified during the WIC appointment.

For More Information

WIC promotes and maintains the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and infants and children by providing:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition and breastfeeding information
  • Referral to other health and nutrition services

Get Services Online

WIC clients can enroll in an educational program online that help reduce the number of trips to the clinic. Ask your WIC educator for more information.

Using your WIC identification, enroll at www.WIChealth.org.

Download the WICShopper app to check food benefit account balances, scan product bar codes to see if the food is WIC-eligible, and more.

To be enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program, you will need to:

Call the WIC clinic site nearest you to make an appointment:

  • Boulder: 303-413-7520 (Mon-Thurs)
  • Longmont: 303-678-6130 (Mon-Fri)
  • Lafayette: 720-564-2213 (Tue-Thurs)

What to Expect on Your First Visit to WIC

  • The appointment will last approximately one hour.
  • A WIC professional will screen you and your children for height, weight, and hemoglobin (finger sticks to check your blood for anemia).
  • You will receive your eWIC benefits card to use that day at your local grocery store to purchase nutritious foods.

Contact Us


WIC Program

Boulder: 303-413-7520
Longmont: 303-678-6130
Lafayette: 720-564-2213
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Boulder

3482 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Longmont

515 Coffman Street, Second Floor
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Lafayette

1345 Plaza Ct. North #3A
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F