Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that serves to safeguard the health of income-eligible women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. More than 7.5 million people benefit from WIC each month.
Services include: Nutrition education for families, referrals to various social service agencies, and issuance of food instruments that can be used at various grocery stores for health foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, beans, peanut butter, infant foods and formula, juice, and cereal.
- Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have recently given birth
- Children up to the age of five
How to qualify
- Live in the state of Oklahoma
- Have a family income within program limits
- If you receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF, you are automatically eligible for WIC benefits.
The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Grant is a part of the WIC Program. The Tulsa Health Department’s WIC program is unique in that we have one of the only WIC Peer Counselor programs in Oklahoma. The Peer Coordinators and Counselors provide education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as issuing breast pumps when needed. They are allowed to “wear their babies” to work and demonstrate the importance of breastfeeding. We have a policy specifically for the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor grant concerning bringing their babies to work.
As part of the Peer Breastfeeding program:
Breastfeeding promotion is an integral part of the WIC program. Its goal is to promote and support breastfeeding statewide.
- Mothers who breastfeed are eligible to receive WIC benefits longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
- Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their infants will receive an enhanced food package.
- Mothers who breastfeed may be eligible to receive breast pumps to help support their breastfeeding.
- Mothers who breastfeed may receive follow-up support through breastfeeding peer counselors where available.
Who is eligible?
- Pregnant women (and up to six weeks after pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding women (up to 1st birthday)
- Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after pregnancy)
- Infants (up to 1st birthday)
- Children (up to 5th birthday)
Applicants must live in the state in which they apply and meet income guidelines.
WIC is a program of the Food and Nutrition Service, a Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is not an entitlement program, but rather a Federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds annually.
WIC services are provided by appointment at the following locations:
Central Regional Health Center (Map)
315 S. Utica
Tulsa, OK 74104-2203
James O. Goodwin Health Center (Map)
5051 S. 129th E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74134-2842
North Regional Health and Wellness Center
5635 North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tulsa, OK 74126
Sand Springs Health Center (Map)
306 E. Broadway
Sand Springs, OK 74063-7911
Mingo WIC Clinic (Map)
9924 E. 21st St.
Tulsa, OK 74129
South Peoria WIC Clinic (Map) - NEW location
6831 S. Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74136