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WIC: Women, Infants and Children

WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that serves pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and young children.

Nutrition education and counseling are the cornerstones of this public health program. WIC helps families make positive nutrition and health decisions and put more fresh and healthy food on the table.

WIC also offers breastfeeding support and referrals to health and social services.

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In-person WIC visits are now available

Visits are available, by appointment, at the following locations:

  • Health Services Building
  • Northwest Family Service Center
  • South Minneapolis
  • West Suburban Service Center

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 612-348-6100.

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Hennepin County WIC availability

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants, and children up to age five
  • Families who meet income requirements. View income requirements.
  • Residents of Hennepin County, except for residents of Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield

If you live in Bloomington, Edina, or Richfield, contact the Bloomington Public Health Department’s WIC program at 952-563-8993.

WIC does not require citizenship verification and does not ask about immigration status.

Limited in-person visits are now available by appointment at several locations listed below. Please call 612-348-6100 to schedule an appointment.

Offering in-person visits

Health Services Building

Map: Health Services Building
525 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415


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

Northwest Family Service Center

Map: Northwest Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 – second floor


  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Minneapolis

Map: South Minneapolis Clinic
2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407


  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

West Suburban Service Center

Map: West Suburban Service Center
1011 1st Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343 – Wells Fargo Building


  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Second Thursdays, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Closed for in-person visits

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

Map: NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Second Thursdays, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners

Map: Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
1605 County Road 101 North, Plymouth, MN 55447


  • Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2–4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Second Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Map: WeCan
5213 Shoreline Drive, Mound, MN 55364


  • Third Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.

Other locations

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

Families need the right foods to grow healthy children. WIC can help you get more of the best foods to feed your family.

WIC foods

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans
  • Cereal
  • Eggs
  • Milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • Whole grains
  • Baby foods

WIC shopping options

Grocery stores

You can use your WIC card to purchase more nutritious foods for your family at approved grocery stores. Find a participating grocery store.

Farmers’ markets

In the summer, WIC families are eligible to receive $30 farmers’ market vouchers. For more information, talk to your WIC nutritionist.

Breastfeeding or chestfeeding 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

WIC nutrition staff have training to answer your breastfeeding or chestfeeding questions. They can encourage and coach you for breastfeeding or chestfeeding success.

WIC offers other programs to help support breastfeeding or chestfeeding.

Peer counselor

You can be paired with a trained counselor, a fellow parent who has breastfed their own children. Your peer counselor is available 24-7 to answer your questions and offer guidance from their own experience.

Your peer counselor can contact you by phone or text.

Text message policy

My breastfeeding goal in the hospital

Families that prepare during pregnancy for their hospital experience have the best chance of meeting their breastfeeding or chestfeeding goal. Share this resource with your breastfeeding champions to get off to a great start.

Here are Word version for agencies that want to use the document with their own logo.

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