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The Maryland WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children under the age 5.
WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 40 plus year record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC serves over 8 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide. In 2017, Maryland WIC served over 135,000 women, infants and children each month.
Numerous studies have shown that pregnant women who participate in WIC have longer pregnancies leading to fewer premature births; have fewer low birth-weight babies; experience fewer fetal and infant deaths; seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy and consume more of such key nutrients as iron, protein, calcium and vitamin C.
Low-income children enrolled in the WIC Program have a lower prevalence of anemia than those who are not enrolled. One study found that the anemia rate among children at the six-month WIC recertification visit was lower than the rate at the initial WIC screening, indicating the positive effect of WIC participation. Other studies found that four and five-year-olds whose mothers participated in WIC during pregnancy had better vocabulary test scores than children whose mothers had not received WIC benefits.
To assist eligible women, infants and children to achieve improved nutrition and health status by providing nutrition education, selected supplemental foods, and health referrals in a caring, supportive environment.
WIC is for you if…
|Family Size||Annual Income||Monthly||Twice-Monthly||Bi-Weekly||Weekly|
|For each additional
family member add
*Gross income before taxes, effective June 5, 2020
Give WIC a Call!
To set up an appointment to apply for WIC, call the WIC office in your county. You will need to bring each person who is applying for benefits to this first appointment, including infants and all children up to age five. In preparation for your appointment, please bring the following items:
|Proof of Household Income||(Bring at least ONE)
|Person(s) being certified and proof of identity||(Bring ONE below, per person)
|Proof of your address||(Bring ONE)
|Allegany County||(301) 759-5020|
|Anne Arundel County||(410) 222-6797|
|Anne Arundel Spanish||(410) 222-0139|
|Baltimore City (Health Department)||(410) 396-9427|
|Baltimore City (Johns Hopkins)||(410) 614-4848|
|Baltimore County||(410) 887-6000|
|Caroline County||(410) 479-8060|
|Carroll County||(410) 876-4898|
|Cecil County||(410) 996-5255|
|Charles County||(301) 609-6857|
|Dorchester County||(410) 479-8060|
|Frederick County||(301) 600-2507|
|Garrett County||(301) 334-7710|
|Grantsville Residents||(301) 895-3111|
|Harford County||(410) 939-6680|
|Howard County||(410) 313-7510|
|Kent County||(410) 810-0125|
|Montgomery County (CCI)||(301) 762-9426|
|Prince George’s County (Health Department)||(301) 856-9600|
|Prince George’s County (Greenbelt Area)||(301)762-9426|
|Prince George’s County (Greater Baden )||(301) 324-1873|
|Queen Anne’s County||(443) 262-4423|
|Somerset County||(410) 749-2488|
|St. Mary’s County||1-877-631-6182|
|Talbot County||(410) 479-8060|
|Washington County||(240) 313-3335|
|Wicomico County||(410) 749-2488|
|Worcester County||(410) 749-2488|
|State WIC HOTLINE||1-800-242-4WIC|
Women in the WIC Program eat better and have healthier babies
Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, which helps them develop
strong minds and bodies.
If you are eligible, you will receive nutrition information, breastfeeding support, referrals to other services, and foods such as:
Please contact a local agency where you live. You can get the list by clicking here
If you have any questions, you can contact us at 1-800-242-4WIC(4942) or email us at email@example.com