Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is a federally-funded nutrition education program.

WIC’s mission is to increase awareness among pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of 5 years of the need to balance food intake and daily physical activity, to promote increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables and to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

The Mobile County Health Department’s Office of Nutrition Services manages the WIC program in Mobile County.

A monthly average of 10,546 participants received WIC food instruments during the Fiscal Year 2022.

In September 1972, Congress passed legislation creating the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). When Alabama started its program in 1974, the Mobile County Health Department was among the initial five agencies to serve the public.

To see if you may qualify, you must:

  • Meet income guidelines
  • Be a resident of Alabama
  • Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic

If you think you may qualify, please call 251.690.8829 to make an appointment.

At the WIC appointment, you will need to bring:

  • Proof of residency (a document with your street address on it, such as a lease or bill)
  • Proof of identity (a driver’s license)
  • Proof of income (pay stubs OR you would be automatically income-eligible if you are currently enrolled in TANF, Food Stamps or Medicaid, so bring proof of enrollment)
  • At the appointment, once the above is documented, you will be evaluated for a nutritional risk which is the other main qualifying factor in determining benefit eligibility for pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children under 5.

Online Referral Form:

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program is now offering an online referral form to potential WIC participants. Individuals who are unsure if they qualify or providers who would like to refer on their patient’s behalf, may access the WIC referral form on MCHD WIC’s website or the MCHD app. Upon submission, WIC staff will reach out to set up an appointment for those who qualify and notify those who do not qualify.



Mobile County Health Department
251 North Bayou Street, Mobile
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
Citronelle Health Center
19255 North Mobile Street
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eight Mile Health Center
4009 Saint Stephens Road
Monday through Friday, 7:30 to noon, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Semmes Health Center
3810 Wulff Road East
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Southwest Mobile Health Center
5580 Inn Road, Tillman’s Corner
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by MCHDadmin