Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

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:

  1. Complete a family information form and WIC application every six months.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Have staff at your local village clinic or the WIC Office complete the medical information, to include height, weight and hemoglobin.
  5. Bring all the above information to the WIC office at CAIHC. If you live outside Fairbanks, mail the information to the address below.
  6. Meet with a WIC staff member either in person or by telephone to review your application and receive nutritional counseling.