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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals during the critical stages of fetal and early childhood development.

WIC now offers a convenient eWIC card for your benefits so you can easily shop for what you need as you need it!  In addition, WIC provides free health screenings and breastfeeding support at appointments in a timely manner to help our participants stay healthy and get you on your way!  Some appointments can even be done over the phone (certain restrictions apply).

Update as of Monday, September 11, 2023:

Starting Monday, Sept. 11, WIC will be shifting to new hours based on participant feedback. Additional evening appointments will be available on the 1st and 3rdThursday of every month, and all clinic locations will be closed on Fridays. This change might not be permanent, and we will update you as we learn more about how to provide the best service to our participants. If you have any questions, please call us at 717.509.3686 or email wiclancaster@caplanc.org.

A partir del lunes 11 de septiembre, WIC cambiará a un nuevo horario según los comentarios de los participantes. Habrá citas nocturnas adicionales disponibles el 1.er y 3.er jueves de cada mes, y todas las clínicas estarán cerradas los viernes. Es posible que este cambio no sea permanente y lo actualizaremos a medida que obtengamos más información sobre cómo brindar el mejor servicio a nuestros participantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámenos al 717.509.3686 o envíe un correo electrónico a wiclancaster@caplanc.org.

Eligibility

  • A pregnant woman;
  • A mother of an infant up to 6 months old;
  • A breastfeeding mother with an infant up to 12 months old;
  • An infant or child up to 5 years old; or
  • A father, grandparent, foster parent, or caregiver applying for their children up to age 5 years old.

WIC applicants must reside in Pennsylvania; have a medical or nutritional risk (determined by a qualified nutritionist through a careful assessment of the participant’s dietary, environmental, and medical history); and have a gross household income that meets the WIC Income Guidelines below. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for WIC participation.

The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) supports pregnant women, mothers, and caregivers of infants and young children to keep themselves and their families healthy. WIC provides nutrition services, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to health and social services.

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Breastfeeding Support

The WIC program strongly supports mothers’ milk as the main source of nutrition for infants.

Breastfeeding improves health outcomes, lowers health care costs and saves lives! Breastfeeding counseling services and free pumps to those who qualify.

Breastfeeding Support

Healthy Foods

WIC food benefits give participants access to healthy foods from WIC authorized stores and local farmers’ markets.

Healthy Foods

Nutrition Services

A trained WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) nutritionist can provide valuable guidance and support to help you set and achieve your family’s health goals. Their expertise in nutrition and knowledge of WIC program guidelines can help you make informed decisions about your family’s diet and overall well-being.

Nutrition Services

Helpful Resources

WIC program partners offer a wide range of helpful resources to support families in achieving and maintaining their health goals. These resources, in addition to the guidance provided by WIC nutritionists, can further enhance your family’s well-being.

Helpful resources

WIC Helps YOU Help Your family

Easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Apply onlinehttps://www.pawic.com/OnlineApplication.aspx; by phone, 717-509-3686 | 1-800-WIC WINS; or in person at 601 S Queen St, Lancaster PA
  2. Set up an appointment to determine if you qualify.
  3. Receive benefits for nutritious foods, important nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals for other helpful programs.

WIC Income Guidelines

If you meet the eligibility and also receive SNAP, Medical Assistance, or Cash Assistance, you are automatically eligible!

Family Size *Monthly Annual
1$2,248$26,973
2$3,041$36,482
3$3,833$45,991
4$4,625$55,500
5$5,418$65,009
6$6,210$74,518
7$7,003$84,027
8$7,795$93,536
For each additional family member, add $728 monthly and $8,723 annually.

Lancaster City

Address: 601 S Queen St
Lancaster, PA 17603

Phone: 717-509-3686
Fax: 717-431-2598

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Extended hours until 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month
Friday – CLOSED

Columbia

Address: 406 Chestnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512

Phone: 717-509-3686
Fax: 717-684-2463

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – CLOSED

Ephrata

Address: 560 S Reading Road
Ephrata, PA

Phone: 717-509-3686
Fax: 717-733-7140

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Friday – CLOSED

Quarryville

Address: 349 Buck Rd.
Suite 1
Quarryville, PA

Phone: 717-509-3686
Fax: 717-807-6382

Hours:
Some Tuesdays – 8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays – CLOSED

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. CLICK HERE for the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.