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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Eligibility

Hennepin County WIC availability

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

Take this three-step online quiz to see if you are eligible for WIC.

Apply

Residents of Hennepin County (except for Bloomington, Edina or Richfield)

  • Call 612-348-6100 to make an appointment or for more information
    Help is available in any language

Residents of Bloomington, Edina or Richfield

Residents outside Hennepin County

  • Call 1-800-WIC-4030

Find a location

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

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

Minneapolis

South Minneapolis

2215 East Lake Street | Map

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

1313 Penn Avenue North Minneapolis | Map

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Health Services Building

525 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis | Map

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Second Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Northern suburbs

Brooklyn Center 

6125 Shingle Creek Parkway | Map

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Champlin Community Center

12450 Gettysburg Avenue North | Map

  • Second and fourth Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Western suburbs

Wells Fargo Building

1011 1st Street South, Hopkins | Map

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Second Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners

1605 County Road 101 North, Plymouth | Map

  • Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Second Fridays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WeCAN

5213 Shoreline Drive, Mound | Map

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

Foods and shopping

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 $25 farmers’ market vouchers. For more information, talk to your WIC nutritionist.

Breastfeeding support

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 your 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.

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