Women, Infants & Children Program

What is WIC?

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. It is a supplemental nutrition program that provides supplemental foods and nutrition education along with breastfeeding support and referrals to other area agencies to those who qualify.

Who is Eligible?

WIC serves Kansas residents who are:
  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding, up to baby’s first birthday
  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby’s birth
  • Infants and children under five years old
WIC clients must meet WIC income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional need. Many working people are eligible for WIC and don’t realize it.

How to Apply

Call your local WIC Agency to schedule an appointment or for breastfeeding support. In Butler County you will contact the Butler County Health Department at (316) 321-3400 or (800) 940-6083 ext. 6235. The WIC office hours are Monday and Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended hours are offered Tuesday and Thursday.

What to Bring to Appointment

For your WIC Appointment, you will need to bring:
  • Proof of Identity, such as:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Driver's License
    • Kansas Medical Card
    • Military ID
    • Passport
    • Photo ID
    • School ID
  • Proof of ID for Child, such as:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Foster Care / Adoption Papers
    • Kansas Medical Card
    • Shot / Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency, such as:
    • Envelope that was mailed to you
    • Official Letter
    • Rent Receipts
    • Utility Bill
  • Proof of Household Income for all people living in your home, including:
    • Medicaid / KanCare Card
    • Paycheck stub from current job
    • DCF benefit letter
At the appointment there will be a brief review of foods you eat, medical history and current health status to determine the medical or nutritional need. If you or your child is found eligible for WIC benefits, the appointment will also include nutrition education.

Butler County Health Department is an equal opportunity provider.