> Arkansas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arkansas, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to five years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutritional risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
Applications and other information about WIC can be obtained from any local county health unit between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by contacting the State WIC Office at 501-661-2473 or 1-800-235-0002.
The State WIC Office can also be reached via fax at 501-661-2004 or 501-661-2271, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Contact Information:
For more information on Arkansas WIC, please visit the Arkansas Department of Health at:
Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility: