Welcome To The Scott County WIC Program

What is WIC?

WIC is a temporary nutrition education and supplemental food program that provides assistance for women, infants, and children.

WIC’s Goal:

WIC’s goal is to assist pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, infants, and children to stay healthy. WIC does this by offering:

  • Personalized nutritional assessment, information, and support
  • Benefits for WIC approved foods
  • Tips and education for eating well
  • Referrals for community services
  • Breastfeeding education and support

Visit kansaswic.org

Applying For WIC

The Scott County WIC Program serves residents of Scott County who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding: up to the baby’s first birthday
  • Postpartum: up to six months after infant’s birth
  • Children under the age of 5


New applicants must come into the Scott County Health Department with proof of residency & ID of each applicant

Caregiver/Mother: Photo ID (driver’s license, work ID, etc.)

Infant/Child: Immunization record, birth certificate or letter, or Medicaid card

Proof of Residency: Utility bill, lease agreement, a piece of junk mail, etc. 

To RE-APPLY or Transfer in:

If you've been on WIC before and need to reactivate due to a new child/pregnancy or transfer your existing account from another county:

Caregiver/Mother: Photo ID (driver’s license, work ID, etc.)

Infant/Child: Immunization record, birth certificate or letter, or Medicaid card

Proof of Residency: Utility bill, lease agreement, a piece of junk mail, etc.

If you are active on WIC in a different state:

Please contact that state's WIC office and get your "VOC" faxed to our office: 620-872-2314. 

Not a resident of Scott County?

Non-county residents can click here for the location of your nearest WIC office.

What To Bring To A Wic Appointment

Applicants will need to bring:

*You may choose to bring these items in or you may complete an intake questionnaire prior via online. Please notify WIC staff if you would like this option, prior to your appointment.*

*WIC staff will continue to do certification appointment reminder calls throughout 2021.*

  1. Proof of ID for Caregiver/ Mothers
    •  Driver’s License or other Photo ID, work ID, Military ID, etc.
  2. Proof of ID for Infants/Children
    • Immunization record/pink card, Medicaid card, birth certificate or letter.
  3. Current proof of residency: lease agreement, utility bill, junk mail, etc.
  4. Proof of income: past 30 days worth of pay stubs, *if no pay stubs but you are working, please bring a letter from your employer with their letterhead, employer signature, how many hours per week and rate per hour earned. * SRS award letter, child support statements, Tax return, etc.
    • If you were impacted by COVID-19, you may bring the 1040 tax return form from the previous year, unemployment checks/direct deposit bank statements, the last 30 days of pay stubs, or recent additional sources of income.

WIC Card/Benefits

Using eWIC

When you are approved for WIC, your family will be issued an eWIC card along with benefits that have been specifically tailored to each member’s nutrition plan.

Using your eWIC card:

  • The PIN you use, when receiving your card, should only be shared with those on the account. 
  • Download the free WIC Shopper App to help you shop:
    • Keep track of your benefits
    • Scan an item to see if it’s WIC approved

WIC Shopper App:

The WIC Shopper App is so convenient for our WIC clients and easy to use! You can do so much with this app, including:

  • View nutritious recipes
  • Complete your Nutrition Education
  • Breastfeeding help
  • Life Hacks
  • Keep track of your appointments
  • View benefits and more!

*If you need to report a lost, stolen, or damaged card, please call our office at 620-872-5774 Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm. If you’re calling outside of normal business hours, please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number, so that we can deactivate your card the following business day. To replace your card, please come into the office during normal business hours. 

Nutrition Education Appointments:

  • Nutrition Ed appointments will be done via the WIC Shopper App by clicking the graduation cap icon or by going to wichealth.org. If you have not signed up before, you will need your eWIC ID# to do so! Call the office and speak with a WIC staff member. if 
  • Having issues accessing it on the app?
    • Click the "Help" button located on the bottom right corner of the page and submit what you are having trouble with, username, and/or WIC ID#. You can also email help@wichealth.org and include the same information. The helpdesk staff members will usually respond within 24 hours.

WIC Approved Foods

WIC benefits can be used to buy healthy food at over 340 authorized grocery stores statewide. WIC foods are chosen because they contain nutrients needed for pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy, and early childhood. 

Examples of WIC foods include milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, juice, fish, whole grains, cereal, peanut butter, beans (dried or canned), fresh fruits and vegetables, infant formula, and baby food.

Each individual that receives WIC benefits will have a specifically tailored food package. 

Click this link for Approved foods & additional information


As a mother, one of the best things that only you can do for your baby is to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is more than a lifestyle choice - it is an important healthy choice. Any amount of time that you spend breastfeeding will help both you and your baby. Although breastfeeding isn't the only option for feeding your baby. Every mother has the potential to succeed and make breastfeeding a wonderful experience. WIC strongly encourages new mothers to breastfeed, as breast milk is widely acknowledged to be the most complete form of nutrition for infants with a wide range of benefits for both infants and mothers.

Breast milk is perfect for babies because:

  • Best possible nutrition
  • Easy to digest - immediately ready to help baby grow
  • Reduces risk of SIDS, ear infections, RSV and diarrhea
  • Helps prevent chronic disease including diabetes, asthma, heart disease and cancer
  • Promotes brain growth and a smarter baby - child - adult
  • Always clean and safe

Breast milk is ideal for moms because:

  • Always ready at the right temperature
  • Promotes weight loss after pregnancy
  • Prevents chronic disease including osteoporosis and cancer

Breast milk is good for families:

  • Healthy breastfed babies are ready for play - more fun for dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents
  • Breastfed babies stay healthier - moms and dads don't have to miss work for a sick baby
  • Breastfeeding saves money - mom can eat a little more and make plenty of breastmilk.
  • Breastfeeding saves time - always ready anywhere you go, nothing to carry but your baby
  • Breastfeeding saves the environment - no manufacturing pollution or waste

Need more information/resources? Click here!

Breastfeeding Classes are offered to any expecting mom, please call our office to see when the next class will be call 620-872-5774.

Tips And Reminders

Shopping Tips and Reminders:

  • Call your WIC office right away if something happens to your eWIC card.
    • If you think you may have lost your card at the grocery store, check with the service desk and notify them as well. 
  • Shop for WIC foods at Kansas grocery stores with a "We Accept WIC" door decal.
    • You can also check on your Shopper app to see what stores accept WIC in your area!
  • You can take your "Program Booklet" with you, or have your Shopper app downloaded for assistance in the aisles!
    • Remember on the app, there is a barcode scanner to help identify WIC approved foods. 
      • Not sure what benefits are allowed? Go to your list of benefits on the app, then click on the benefit your are shopping for and a detailed list will open.
    • Make a shopping list 

What to bring to the grocery store:

  • eWIC card
  • Your ID
  • Canvas shopping bag/insulated shopping bag
  • Shopping list
  • Have your WIC Shopper App downloaded for questions while you’re shopping