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Phone:
General Information
651-266-2400
651-266-2594 (TTY)

Email:
Public Health
AskPH@co.ramsey.mn.us
Environmental Health
AskEH@co.ramsey.mn.us
Vital Records
AskVR@co.ramsey.mn.us

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PH Logo WIC - Women, Infants and Children

 

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WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program
WIC is a nutrition education program that provides vouchers for free, nutritious foods for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and for infants and children up to the fifth birthday.  Participants in the WIC Program also receive a health assessment, strong support for breastfeeding, and referrals to services in their neighborhood.  WIC has bilingual staff and access to telephone translation services.

Information About The Federal Government Shutdown
The Minnesota WIC Program is able to continue to provide services for participants for the time being.  Check the Minnesota WIC website for the latest updates, the situation may change.

WIC Has Openings...Spread the Word
Do you have friends or family members who could use help stretching their food dollars with a nutritious food package from WIC?  If you know somebody who is pregnant or has an infant or child under the age of five, tell them about WIC!  Call 651.266.1300 for more information.

Eligibility
To receive WIC benefits, a participant must have a health need that nutrition education and WIC foods can help. The household income must also fall within certain guidelines.  Many people work and still qualify for WIC. 
Eligibility Information | Am I Eligible? | Income Guidelines (pdf) | Contact Numbers 

Eligibility in Ramsey County | 651.266.1300
Eligibility in other Minnesota Counties | 1.800.WIC.4030

Hours & Locations
Ramsey County has five WIC clinics.  For appointment times and locations | 651.266.1300
All clinics have day and evening hours and are conveniently located on or near bus lines | Metro Transit

Food Vouchers
WIC provides food to participants through food vouchers. Participants redeem these vouchers at WIC eligible grocery stores.  WIC can also provide special formula as needed.
WIC Allowed Foods (pdf)| Food Information | Farmer's Market

Nutrition Education
WIC’s goal is to help participants prevent and improve medical problems including iron deficiency anemia, low birth weight babies, certain birth defects, obesity, osteoporosis, poor growth and many other problems. 
WIC Nutrition EducationMinnesota Department of Health WIC

Breastfeeding
WIC offers a variety of resources to help breastfeeding moms.
Phone Resources | Web ResourcesPump Information | Breastfeeding Counselor Referral Form (pdf)

Outreach
The Saint Paul - Ramsey County WIC program regularly participates in outreach activities to help promote the WIC program.  651.266.1300

Annual Health Professional Newsletter (pdf)
A yearly WIC publication offering resources about nutrition, food, breastfeeding, policy, training and more. 
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