WIC

WIC services offered by phone during COVID-19

Cascade County WIC staff are continuing client appointments by phone. During the pandemic, you can make an appointment via phone or email. 

EMAIL:[email protected]
PHONE:406-454-6953 / 406-788-6915


Office phones for staff are set to go to voicemail since staff are working at home, but calls are monitored throughout the day and will be answered as soon as possible. If you do not hear back within 48 hours, please contact the Montana State WIC office at 1-800-433-4298 or [email protected].

WIC participants & applicants

The WIC program's complete name is Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps lower-income women (pregnant, breastfeeding, and those who recently had a baby), infants, and children (up to age 5) who are at nutritional health risk.

COVID-19 information for current WIC participants:

  • If you have current WIC benefits, continue to use them.
  • If you have an appointment, call your local WIC clinic and request services over the phone.

COVID-19 information for NEW WIC applicants:

  • Please call the local WIC clinic (contact information above) for instructions on how to enroll.

Discrimination

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

To learn more about services available (PDF) for persons with disabilities or who speak languages other than English, or to file a complaint here.

eWIC is Here

Buy only what you need in one trip, No need to separate WIC and personal foods, better privacy at check out, and more! Watch this video to learn more.

Get information & benefits without leaving home

WIC has launched a new website called WIC health, which you can access from your home or other locations. The website provides you with learning tools and information tailored to your specific needs, "picky eaters" for example. The site will allow you to research specific topics after business hours when there may be no one available to answer your questions.

The website can also save you a trip to the Health Department for your food benefits! Here's how:

  • Visit WIC Health website to complete specific lessons.
  • WIC staff will monitor the website and call you once they see you've completed a lesson. You will be asked specific questions about what you learned in the lesson.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the phone questions, WIC staff will send your food benefits to you or you can pick them up at your next visit to the Health Department!

This is a great tool for those who live out of town, don't have transportation, or have other difficulties in getting to the Health Department.

Helpful resources

If you have questions about this new program, email [email protected] or call 406-454-6953.