WIC Program

WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five.

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WIC Information
Who is eligible for WIC?
  • Pregnant women
  • New moms (up to six months after delivery)
  • Breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery)
  • Infants
  • Children under the age of five

*You must meet income guidelines, see link for more details regarding eligibility.

What services does WIC provide?
  • Breastfeeding support 
  • Nutrition Education
  • Referrals to other programs if needed
  • Access to free healthy foods that can be purchased at the grocery store with eWIC card
How to apply for WIC?
  • Call Howard County WIC at 410-313-7510.
  • Please CLICK HERE for details about the documents that must be provided.
WIC locations

Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD 21045 
Telephone Number: 410-313-7510 (voice/relay) 
Email: [email protected]v
Fax Number: 410-313-5719 
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00 pm - Monday through Friday

North Laurel Health Center 
9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd
Laurel, MD 20723 
Telephone Number: 410-313-0630 (voice/relay) 
Fax Number: 410-313-5719 
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30 pm - Monday through Friday

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read full statement HERE.

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*** WIC is NOT part of Public Charge. *** ("Public Charge" means any immigrant who receives one or more public benefits for more than 12 months total within a 36 month period.)  The final Public Charge rule says that WIC participation will NOT be considered in any "public charge" determination conducted in the United States.  WIC clinics do NOT collect information about immigration status.  They do NOT share personal participant information with immigration authorities.


***WIC NO es parte de la Carga Pública*** Las clínicas del WIC no preguntan ni recopilan información sobre el estado de inmigración o ciudadnía de un participante.  La norma final de carga pública aclara que la participación en el WIC NO SERA considerada en una determinación de carga pública realizada en los Estado Unidos. Las clínicas y agencias del WIC no comparten información personal de los participantes con las autoridades de inmigración.

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