WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

Did You Know, WIC:

  • Reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality
  • Reduces low birth weight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy
  • Improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children
  • Decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children
  • Significantly improves children's diets, resulting in better intellectual development
  • Improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women and improves weight gain in pregnant women
  • Enables earlier prenatal care
  • Promotes consistent source of medical care, resulting in more up to date immunizations

Services:

Nutrition and Health Education:
WIC participants receive nutrition and health education tailored to their needs. Participants may take part in one-on-one counseling or participate in small classes.

How does it work?
WIC benefits are issued to WIC participants for the purchase of specific foods at WIC authorized local grocery stores. The Nebraska WIC program provides foods high in protein, vitamin c and iron. These nutrients help prevent anemia, increase the birth weight of infants and provide a maximum potential for their mental and physical development.  WIC benefits can be issued one, two or three months.

Funding:
The program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Funds are made available to the Nebraska Health & Human Services System which contracts with local agencies, like Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership , to operate the program.

List of Locations:

Click Here to access the monthly WIC Clinic Calendar for the following locations: Neligh, Oakland, Tekamah, Hartington, West Point, Wisner, Wakefield, Ponca, Creighton, Plainview, Pender, Wahoo, Blair, Wayne
Click the links below for the 2022 NENCAP WIC & Immunization Clinics by County:

2022 WIC & Imms Schedule

2022 WIC & Imms Schedule - Spanish

To make an appointment for any of these clinics (except Wahoo) call 1-877-529-2207 (toll free) or (402) 385-6300 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday.

We also have clinics in Fremont, Norfolk and South Sioux City.

To make an appointment in Fremont or Wahoo please call (402) 727-0608, Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30.

To make an appointment in Norfolk please call (402) 844-4422, Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30.

To make an appointment in South Sioux City please call (402) 494-1429, Monday through Friday  8-4:30 pm.

Eligibility & Application:
Those persons qualifying for participation in the Nebraska WIC Program must meet the following criteria established by the Department of Health and USDA:

  1. Have an income which meets income guidelines of the program. You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive ADC, SNAP, CHIP or Medicaid.
  2. Be a resident of the State of Nebraska.
  3. Be determined by a qualified nutritionist and/or nurse, through a health & diet assessment, to be at a nutritional risk. Risk factors include anemia, high risk pregnancy, abnormal growth or poor dietary intakes. Infants and breastfeeding mothers are certified for one year after baby is born, pregnant women are certified for the duration of their pregnancy.

Income Guidelines are accessible here, through the Nebraska WIC website.

Homeless Facilities:
Homeless Facilities are assessed annually and must comply with the following WIC conditions:

  • The facility does not accrue financial or in-kind benefit from a person’s participation in WIC
  • Foods provided by the WIC program are not mixed into the communal food service but are available exclusively to the WIC client for whom they were issued.
  • The facility places no constraints on the ability of the client to partake of the WIC foods and education under the program.

Resources:
Click Here to access the WIC website for even more information.  In accordance with federal law and U. S. Department of Agricultural policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Ave S.W., Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

WIC Portal