Children’s Health Center Shaw - Comp
2220 11th St. NW
Washington, DC - 20010
The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
Office Information: Office hours Mon - Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm
What is WIC?
WIC is a program that provides the following services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5:
Nutrition counseling and education, Breastfeeding resources and support, Nutrient-rich foods (Foods provided by the program supply calcium, protein, iron, and Vitamins A, D, and C.)Immunization assessment and screening, Referrals to health and social service providers. For women and children over 1-year-old, WIC also provides fresh fruits and vegetables (May – November) through the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
All this at no cost to the participants!
Who can participate in WIC?
You can participate in WIC if you:
Are pregnant or breastfeeding, a new mother, an infant, or a child up to age 5;Live in DC (You do not have to show proof of U.S. citizenship to participate.);Meet income guidelines or medical risk for your family as listed below or are participating in Medicaid, DC Healthy Families, School Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Stamp Program; and/orHave a nutritional or medical risk (determined by a nutritionist or other health professional).Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool to find out if you might be eligible for WIC.