WIC Application Instructions

To apply for Tennessee WIC, you will have to get an appointment for an interview by calling your nearest WIC clinic. You can find contact information and physical address of WIC clinics in Tennessee by clicking here.

Please use the map to locate your nearest clinic. Click the location on the map to view contact details for the clinic. After you make an appointment with your nearest Tennessee WIC clinic, you will have to bring the following documents when visiting WIC clinic for interview:

  • Proof of your identity
  • Proof of your residency
  • Proof of your household income

For more information on what documents can be used for proving residency, identity, and household income, please contact your nearest WIC clinic either on phone or visit in person.

Eligibility Requirements

Tennessee WIC is available only for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Postpartum women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Infants up to age of 1 year
  • Children up to age of 5 years

Apart from meeting categorical requirements, the applicants will also have to meet the following basic eligibility requirements for the program

  • Be a U.S citizen or a legal immigrant
  • Be a resident of Tennessee
  • Meet income guidelines for the program
  • Be at nutritional risk

Income guidelines

In order to receive benefits through Tennessee WIC, applicants will have to meet income guidelines for the program. The program requires applicant's gross annual household income to be within the following limits according to the size of household (persons living in it).

Household Size Gross Annual Income
1 $20,665
2 $27,991
3 $35,317
4 $42,643
5 $49,969
6 $57,295
7 $64,621
8 $71,947

For any additional person in the household, add $7,326 to annual household income limit to find out limits for your household.

For the purpose of Tennessee WIC, a household means people living together, buying food together, and preparing it together. These persons don't have to be relatives of any kind to be counted as one household. Pregnant women are considered two persons for counting total number of people living in the household.

Nutritional Risk

Applicants have to be on nutrition risk in order to receive benefits from Tennessee WIC program. Nutrition risk is of two types i.e. health risk and medical risk. Such risk has to be determined by a qualified health professional to count as nutrition risk.