WIC: Women, Infants and Children

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. 

Nutrition education is the cornerstone of this public health program. WIC is designed to improve health for women and young children, and help families make positive nutrition and health decisions for a lifetime. 

Hennepin County WIC helps families put more fresh and healthy food on the table. You might qualify, too. 

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Find a location

Make an appointment Monday through Friday at nine regional sites throughout Hennepin County.

Call 612-348-6100 for hours and appointment times.

Minneapolis

South Minneapolis

1600 East Lake Street | Map

  • Monday—Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

1313 Penn Avenue North Minneapolis | Map

  • Monday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, opening varies: Week 1, 10:30 a.m.; Week 2 and 3, 8 a.m.; Week 4, 9:30. Closing at 5:45.

Century Plaza

330 South 12th Street, Minneapolis | Map

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Northern suburbs

Brooklyn Center 

6125 Shingle Creek Parkway | Map

  • Monday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Champlin Community Center

12450 Gettysburg Avenue North | Map

  • Second and fourth Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Western suburbs

Wells Fargo Building

1011 1st Street South, Hopkins  | Map

  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners

1605 County Road 101 North, Plymouth | Map

  • Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

WeCAN

5213 Shoreline Drive, Mound | Map

  • Third Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Southern suburbs

Eden Prairie Human Services and Public Health Center

479 Prairie Center Drive | Map

  • Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other locations

If you live in Bloomington, Edina or Richfield, call 952-563-8993 to schedule an appointment with the Bloomington Health Department WIC Program.

Join a breastfeeding community

Breastfeeding is the best challenge you’ll ever face. You can do it, with help and support. WIC offers personal connections that can help you succeed in giving your baby the best nutrition available.

Our staff

All of the WIC staff members have training to answer basic breastfeeding questions. Staff lactation counselors can encourage and coach you for breastfeeding success.

WIC offers other programs to help support your breastfeeding

Peer counselor

You will be paired with a counselor, a fellow mom who has breastfed her own children. She will be available 24-7 to answer your questions and offer guidance from her own experience.

Baby Talk

You can drop in for these scheduled events to talk with trained peer counselors about a variety of issues around being a new mom. Those could include your baby’s sleep cycles, whether your baby is getting enough to eat, the challenges of going back to work, and more. You will receive vital encouragement and the chance to connect with other women who face the same challenges as you face.

Baby Talk schedule, summer 2015

  • Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Brooklyn Center, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
  • Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. NorthPoint, 1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis
  • Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., South Minneapolis, 1600 East Lake Street
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