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Navajo County Public Health Services
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC Program

WIC is a federally funded health program which provides eligible Arizona residents with nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to other health and human services programs. All WIC services are free.

Who is Eligible?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women [up to 6 months after end of the pregnancy]
  • Infants
  • Children age 1 up to 5th birthday

Other Requirements

  • Meet WIC income guidelines [see below for current information]
  • Be a resident of Arizona
  • Have a “WIC Code” [see below]

What does a "WIC Code" mean?

A WIC Code is determined by WIC staff or another health professional and is based on the WIC Program Federal guidelines. The identification of a code[s] is done through a health screening at the certification visit. There are two types of WIC codes that qualify for WIC eligibility:

  • Medical concerns such as anemia, underweight, overweight, history of pregnancy complications or poor pregnancy outcomes [e.g. low birth weight infant, prematurity, etc.]
  • Dietary concerns such as not meeting the Recommended Dietary Guidelines.

How to Become a WIC Client

  • Call one of our WIC offices that is convenient to you to make an appointment:
    • Heber/Overgaard: (928) 535-7115
    • Holbrook: (928) 524-4750
    • Pinetop: (928) 367-4633
    • Show Low: (928) 532-6050
    • Snowflake: (928) 536-4656
    • Winslow: (928) 289-6830
  • WIC location details are available on our Clinic Locations and Information page

  • Bring proof of your income to your appointment:
    • Approval letter as proof of enrollment in AHCCCS, TANF or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP, “Food Stamps” ] AND/OR
    • Current pay stub, tax return, Social Security payment document, public assistance or unemployment compensation award letter
  • Bring proof of residency [must include your current physical address] for example:
    • Current Utility bill
    • Current cable bill
    • Current rent receipt
    • Current mortgage receipt
  • Proof of Identity:
    • Infants or Children: birth certificate, crib card or tribal enrollment card
    • Adults: driver’s license, state ID card or tribal enrollment card
  • Those individuals being enrolled in WIC must be present at the certification appointment in order to complete the health screenings

How long can I receive WIC benefits?

A “certification period” is the length of time a WIC participant is eligible to receive benefits. The length of the certification may vary depending on whether the individual is pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, an infant or child. The certification period most often ranges from 6 months to 1 year. At the end of that time period, the individual must reapply in order to be determined eligible for another certification period unless they are now by definition ineligible; for example, a child who has turned 5 years old, or a woman no longer postpartum or breastfeeding .

How much money can I make and be on WIC?

Income guidelines are determined by the Federal Government, and are set at 185% of the official “poverty” level. Examples of the current 2014 Guidelines are provided below:

**Please note that pregnant women are counted as 2 persons for income determination. WIC staff will assist you in determining your eligibility based on the documentation you provide; the numbers above are provided for information only.
**Number of people in household: Weekly household income at or below: Monthly household income at or below: Yearly household income at or below:
2 $560 $2,426 $29,101
3 $705 $3,051 $36,612
4 $849 $3,677 $44,123
5 $993 $4,303 $51,634
6 $1,138 $4,929 $59,145

Warning: It is against the Federal WIC rules for you to participate in more than one WIC Program at the same time.

* In accordance with the Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

* De acuerdo con la Ley Federal y la politica del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU., esta institucion prohibe la discriminacion en base de raza, color, nacionalidad, genero, edad o impedimentos. Para presenter una queja sobre discriminacion, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, ollame al (800) 795-3272 o (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA es un proceedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidad a todos.

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