Our Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) provides free health foods, nutrition information, counseling, health screening and referrals.
You Qualify for WIC if You:
- Are pregnant, recently gave birth (postpartum), or are breast-feeding, and/or have an
- infant or child under the age of 5
- Have a household income less than or equal to the annual guidelines
- Have a nutritional need
If you receive Medicaid, ATAP, food Stamps, free or reduced price school lunches, Denali KidCare, or are a foster parent of a child under the age of 5, you are already considered income eligible. Fathers, guardians, and foster parents are encourages to apply.
WIC Foods may Include:
Milk, fruit juice, carrots, cheese, infant formula, cereal, eggs, peanut butter, dried beans/lentils, tuna fish, pink salmon, fruits & vegetables.
How to Apply for WIC Services:
- Complete a family information form and WIC application every six months.
- Provide proof of income with the application(s). Examples include a copy of one of the following:
- Proof of Medicaid (Medicaid sticker)
- Proof of food stamps (letter of acceptance)
- Proof of ATAP (the card)
- Proof of Denali KidCare (a letter or card)
- Check stub(s) from the past 30 days
- Alaska Native/American Indian income form
- Provide proof of identification with the application. For adults, photo identification is required (such as a driver’s license). For infants and children, a crib card or immunization record is acceptable.
- Have staff at your local village clinic or the WIC Office complete the medical information, to include height, weight and hemoglobin.
- Bring all the above information to the WIC office at CAIHC. If you live outside Fairbanks, mail the information to the address below.
- Meet with a WIC staff member either in person or by telephone to review your application and receive nutritional counseling.