Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Special Nutrition Program for Women and Children

The Prince George’s County Health Department WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program is a special nutritional program for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding or who have just had a baby, infants and children between one year and five years of age.

WIC provides nutritional assessments; nutrition education, breastfeeding counseling and support; health care; social service referrals; and checks that clients use to purchase select healthy foods.

Foods provided by WIC may include:

Milk Cheese Eggs
Beans, peas and lentils Peanut butter Canned fish
Fruits and vegetables Fruit juices Whole wheat bread, brown rice, wheat or corn tortillas
Cereal Soy beverages Tofu
Infant food (such as formula, cereal, vegetables and fruit, and meat)

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for WIC, applicants must;

  • live in Maryland
  • meet program income guidelines below, and
  • be at-risk for a nutritional problem determined by WIC staff during the first WIC appointment.

Income Eligibility Guidelines for Maryland WIC Program Benefits

Tabla de Ingresos para Determinar Elegibilidad en los Beneficios del Programa WIC

Effective April 2, 2012

185 Percent of 2011 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size/
Grupo Familiar
Annual Income/
Ingreso Anual
Monthly/
Mensual
Twice Monthly/
Dos veces al mes
Bi-weekly/
Quincenal
Weekly/
Semanal
1 $20,665 $1,723 $862 $795 $398
2 27,991 2,333 1,167 1,077 539
3 35,317 2,944 1,472 1,359 680
4 42,643 3,554 1,777 1,641 821
5 49,969 4,165 2,083 1,922 961
For each additional family member add: / Por cada miembro adicional de la familia añada:
+ $7,326 + $611 + $306 + $282 + $141

To make an appointment, call Healthline at 1-888-561-4049 (TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay).

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