WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

This federal public health program is designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population.  

WIC’s goal is to improve health by informing families about good health practices and by providing nutritious foods to eligible participants.

Every year, hundreds of women, infants, and children receive health screenings, nutrition assessments, and health education from the Tribal Health WIC Program.

Tribal Health WIC Program provides vouchers to purchase nutritional food.

Breastfeeding support is provided by a certified lactation counselor to assist women with issues or concerns. Tribal Health’s WIC Program also provides breast pumps for qualified participants.

Tribal Health WIC staff work with recipients and provide referrals as needed for other services.

 

Montana WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

(Effective July 1, 2018)

 

Household Size*        Annual Gross Income

1                                $22,459

2                                $30,451

3                                $38,443

4                                $46,435

5                                $54,427

6                                $62,419

7                                $70,411

8                                $78,403

*For each additional family member add $7,992

*Pregnant women may count as two family members.

 

WIC Self-declaration of income requirements

  • If you are on SNAP, Medicaid, TANF
  • If you are a tribal member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) and are currently living on the CSKT reservation

If you fall under the above categories you do not have to have proof of income you can just self-declare your income and as long as you Self-declare lower than the income requirement you are eligible for WIC.

 

How to apply for WIC

No application required all you need are the following:

  • Proof of Income or self-declaration if applicable
  • Proof of ID (Driver’s license, birth certificate, Tribal ID,Social Security card, hospital records, immunization records, Medicaid card, SNAP/TANF card, or a passport)
  • Proof of residency (Utility bill with residential address, rental/mortgage document, credit card statement, current pay stub, bank statement, or a 3rd party verification letter stating the date, the address, and who is living there with a signature)

 

Eligibility

Persons applying for WIC benefits must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Recipients must be part of the population WIC serves, including:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women
  • Infants and children up to age 5
  • The household must reside in Montana
  • The household income is at or below current WIC income guidelines, or the household meets adjunctive income eligibility definition

 

How to Apply

Persons wishing to apply for WIC must contact the Tribal Health WIC Program to set up an appointment. Please call 406-745-3525 and ask for the WIC program to learn more about documentation that will be required when you meet with WIC Program staff.

 

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

 

 

Tribal Health WIC Hours and Locations

 

St. Ignatius:

Mon and Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

PH: 406-745-3525 ext 5068

Wed- Walk-in clinic 8:30am-4:30pm

 

Arlee:

Tues and Thurs 8:00am-4:30pm

PH: 406-745-3525 ext 5068 or 406-726-2302

 

Ronan:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm  

(Not the 4thThurs of the month)

PH: 406-676-0137 ext 6155

 

Pablo:

Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

PH: 406-676-0137 ext 6155 or ext 1628

 

Elmo:

The 4thThurs of every month 9:30am-3:30pm

PH: 406-745-3525 ext 5068 or 406-849-5798

 

Hot Springs:

The last Monday of every month 9:30am-3:30pm

PH: 406-745-3525 ext 5068 or 406-741-3266

 

 

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