Oklahoma WIC Application Information
How to Apply for WIC
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Oklahoma WIC provides nutrition food and services to women, children and infants living in Oklahoma. The program only provides benefits to low-income participants who are at nutritional risk, as determined by a qualified health professional.
Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women can enjoy healthy food and nutrition education through WIC program. The program also provides number of referrals to health services for qualified applicants.
Infants and children are also covered by WIC program. Infants can receive benefits up to their first birthday while children will continue receiving benefits up to their fifth birthday.
Oklahoma WIC supports breastfeeding women. It provides nutrition food for these and helps them with support services. Support services include counseling and practical advice for breastfeeding. Oklahoma WIC also supports pregnant women through supply of nutrition food during prenatal period. Postpartum women also receive nutrition food, education, and referral to health services as long as they are qualified for the program.
Applicants will have to be on a nutritional risk, determined by a health professional. The nutritional risk can be of two different types i.e. diet risk and medical risk. Applicants determined to be on any of these risks will qualify for the program.
Children participating in Oklahoma WIC program will stay away from anemia and other health risks caused due to lack of nutrition food. The program provides minimum one referral for health care services and one referral for social services. This means that the children will be protected as they will have food, medicines, and social services available.
You can find out more information about these specifications on the official Indiana Food Stamp Program website: www.ok.gov/health/Child_and_Family_Health/WIC/WIC_Approved_Foods.
Participants can apply for Oklahoma WIC through the phone. They will have to call their nearest WIC clinic and get an appointment.
In order to qualify for Oklahoma WIC, you will have to meet these basic eligibility requirements:
- Be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien
- Be a resident of Oklahoma
- Be on a nutritional risk
- Meet income guidelines
Once you meet these requirements, you will have to meet categorical requirements for the program. The following can receive benefits through Oklahoma WIC:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Postpartum women
- Infants up to age of 1 year
- Children up to age of 5 years
In addition to meeting general and categorical requirements, applicants will also have to meet income requirements to receive benefits through Oklahoma WIC. Applicants can compute their household income and see the income chart to know if they meet income limits or not. Complete income chart can be found here: www.ok.gov/health2/documents/WIC.
NOTE: Those who receive TANF, Medicaid, or SNAP benefits will automatically clear income eligibility. They don't need to be determined for it.
You can also check your eligibility for Oklahoma WIC using pre-screening eligibility tool. The tool can be found here: www.wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/start.
WIC Application Instructions
Apply by Phone: In order to apply for Oklahoma WIC, you will have to call your nearest WIC clinic. You can find contact information and directions for your nearest Oklahoma WIC office here: www.ok.gov/health2/documents/WIC.pdf
You can also call the State Department of Health toll-free at: 1-888-655-2942.
When you call Oklahoma WIC clinic, you will get an appointment. A representative will interview you and decide whether you meet eligibility guidelines for the program or not.
When going for an appointment, you will have to take your WIC folder, proof of income, proof of other services if you receive, and children immunization record.