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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Need help? If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your Local WIC Clinic agency for more information.

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View WIC Newsletters for up-to-date information and resources.

Newsletter April 2024

Newsletter March 2024

Newsletter February 2024

Newsletter January 2024

Newsletter December 2023

Newsletter November 2023

Newsletter October 2023

Did you know you can buy fresh fruits and veggies with WIC at participating farm stands and farmers’ markets? You can use your fruit and veggie dollar amount, known as Cash Value Benefit (CVB), and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits. The FMNP benefits are added in July to eligible WIC participants, so ask your WIC Nutritionist about it today! Click here for the list of WIC approved farmers near you.

WIC is a health and nutrition program for families. WIC offers built-in support so that you can become confident parents of healthy, strong kids. We’ve got your village right here! WIC has so much to offer:

  • Healthy foods
  • Benefits to buy fresh local fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Breastfeeding support and encouragement
  • Referrals to other services that are helpful to your family

Who Can Apply?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months
  • Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children
  • Dads (for their children)

Who Qualifies for WIC?

  • People are eligible for WIC based on income guidelines and nutritional risk.
  • You might be surprised who is eligible for WIC: Many working families qualify!
  • To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants’ income must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines
  • A person who receives MaineCare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and/or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) automatically meet the income requirements.
  • Use the WIC Pre-Screening Tool to find out if you qualify.

How Do I Apply?

  • WIC offices and clinics are located in many communities throughout the State.
  • Bangor Public Health and Community Services has offices and clinics in Bangor, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Corinth, Lincoln, Millinocket, Milo, Newport, and Greenville.
  • Call 1-800-470-3769 or 207-992-4570 or Maine Relay 711 (TTY) to apply. We will schedule your appointments close to where you live.
  • Your first appointment will take about an hour and we’ll work together to complete some paperwork. Click on the link below to find out what you’ll need to bring with you.
  • Applying is easy, and it can help your family for the rest of their lives.

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If you would rather speak with a WIC representative directly, please call 207-992-4570 or
1-800-470-3769 to schedule an appointment.

Helpful Links

Directions

103 Texas Ave, Bangor, ME 04401

  • Union Street
    • Take Union Street to Vermont Avenue
    • Turn onto Vermont Avenue
    • Drive 500 ft. to traffic circle
    • Take 3rd exit onto Texas Avenue
    • Turn right just before “Bangor Public Health and Community Services” sign
    • Follow signs and enter lobby

  • Hammond Street
    • Follow Maine Avenue to traffic circle
    • Take 1st exit onto Texas Avenue
    • Follow until 103 Texas Avenue
    • Follow signs and enter lobby

Contact

Jessica Eyles
Phone: 207-992-4557
Email: jessica.eyles@bangormaine.gov 
Fax: 207-941-3063