What To Bring WIC Appointment

When attending a WIC appointment, it is essential to come prepared with the necessary items to ensure a smooth and efficient process. These items include a form of identification, such as a driver’s license or ID card. It is also helpful to bring proof of address, such as a utility bill or lease agreement. For pregnant women, a prenatal care record should be brought along. If you have children under five years old, bring their birth certificates or immunization records. Additionally, any current medical information, including prescriptions or recent doctor’s notes, should be brought to the appointment. By preparing and bringing these items, you can help streamline the process and make the most of your WIC appointment.

Required Identification Documents

When attending a WIC appointment, you will be required to bring certain identification documents to verify your identity and eligibility for benefits.

  • Proof of identity (e.g., driver’s license, state ID card, passport)
  • Proof of income (e.g., pay stubs, bank statements)
  • Proof of residency (e.g., utility bill, lease agreement)

If you are bringing children to the appointment, you will also need to bring their birth certificates or other proof of age.

Proof of identityTo verify your identity
Proof of incomeTo determine your eligibility for benefits
Proof of residencyTo ensure you reside in the WIC service area
Birth certificatesTo verify the age of your children

Child’s Immunization Record

The WIC program requires your child’s immunization record at every WIC appointment after their first appointment. The WIC staff needs to be able to make sure that your child is getting the necessary immunizations for their age.

  • What is an immunization record?
    An immunization record is a document that shows which immunizations your child has received and the dates they received them.
  • Why is an immunization record important?
    An immunization record is important because it helps protect your child from serious diseases.
  • Where can I get a copy of my child’s immunization record?
    You can get a copy of your child’s immunization record from your child’s doctor or health clinic.

If you do not have a copy of your child’s immunization record, the WIC staff can help you get one.

AgeRecommended Vaccinations
BirthHepatitis B
2 monthsDTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), RV (rotavirus), Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
4 monthsDTaP, Hib, RV, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
6 monthsDTaP, Hib, RV, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
12 monthsMMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), DTaP, Hib, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Hepatitis A
15 monthsMMR, Varicella, DTaP, Hib, Hepatitis A
18 monthsMMR, Varicella, DTaP, Hib
4-6 yearsDTaP, MMR, Varicella, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B

Proof of Income and Residence

To be eligible for WIC, you will need to provide proof of income and residence. The following documents are accepted as proof of income:

  • Pay stubs
  • Bank statements
  • Tax returns
  • Social Security award letter

The following documents are accepted as proof of residence:

  • Utility bill
  • Rent or mortgage statement
  • Lease agreement
  • Voter registration card
  • Driver’s license

If you do not have any of these documents, you can bring a written statement from your employer or landlord that includes your name, address, and income.

DocumentProof of IncomeProof of Residence
Pay stubsYesNo
Bank statementsYesNo
Tax returnsYesNo
Social Security award letterYesNo
Utility billNoYes
Rent or mortgage statementNoYes
Lease agreementNoYes
Voter registration cardNoYes
Driver’s licenseNoYes

Feeding Supplies

When you bring your child to their WIC appointment, it is important to remember to bring any feeding supplies that they may need. This will help ensure that you have everything you need to feed your child during and after the appointment.

Some examples of feeding supplies that you may need to bring include:

  • Bottles, if your child is bottle-fed
  • Bottle nipples
  • Formula, if your child is not breastfeeding
  • Breast pump, if you are breastfeeding
  • Nursing pads, if you are breastfeeding
  • Pacifier, if your child uses one
  • Bibs
  • Burp cloths

In addition to these supplies, you may also want to bring a snack for your child to eat during or after the appointment. This will help keep them happy and content.

Here is a table that summarizes the feeding supplies that you may need to bring to your WIC appointment:

Bottle nipples1-2
Formula1 can (if not breastfeeding)
Breast pump1 (if breastfeeding)
Nursing pads1 package (if breastfeeding)
Pacifier1 (if used)
Burp cloths2-3

And there you have it, folks! Now you know what to bring to your next WIC appointment, so you can breeze through it like a pro. Thanks for reading, and I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local WIC office. And be sure to check back later for more WIC-related tips and tricks!