Brown County Public Health Department

WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program

Healthy eating and breastfeeding support program for women, infants and children. Benefits include nutrition information, healthy food you purchase using your WIC Card, and other health or community program referrals.

Description

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition and breastfeeding program to help pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.

WIC benefits include:

  • Nutrition information
  • Nutritious foods you purchase using your WIC card
  • Health or community referrals

Features

  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources
  • Medical Services
    • Nutrition assessment and/or counseling
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients
  • Specialization
    • Family
    • Female
    • People with low income

Eligibility

Minnesota WIC is for:

  • Women who are pregnant or recently had a baby
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Infants
  • Children up to age 5

Minnesota families must:

  • Live in Minnesota.
  • Meet WIC income guidelines
    • Families are automatically income eligible if they are enrolled in another program such as Medical Assistance, Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

Find income guidelines and a full list of automatic income eligibility programs on the Minnesota WIC website

Application Instructions

Apply for WIC online

Local WIC clinic

All WIC clinics require appointments.

Bring to your appointment:

  • All children under 5 years old, so staff can measure their height, weight, and hemoglobin
  • Proof of identity for each woman and child
  • Proof of all family income
  • Proof of Minnesota address

Find required documents examples and more information about what to expect at your WIC appointment

Fee

This is a free service.

Location

1117 Center St, New Ulm, MN, 56073-3255

Other Services at this Location

  • Child and Teen Checkups Well-child care and screenings for eligible newborns, children and young adults
  • Family Home Visiting Expectant parents, parents, or guardians of children five and younger can get in-home coaching with parenting skills and connections to community resources
  • Follow Along Program Program that helps to make sure children are learning and growing appropriately for their age
  • Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health Provides fact-based information and clinic services to help people make decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Websites

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 507-233-6800
  • Main: 507-233-6820
  • Toll Free: 888-359-2809
  • FAX: 507-233-6819

Area Served

Brown County

Last Update

9/21/2021