Board of Health

Healthy Lifestyle

Health Commissioner

Health Department

General Information

Women, Infants, Children (WIC)

Eligibility:   How to determine if you or your child is eligible to apply
                       for the WIC Program

There are 4 Required Categories of determining Eligibility:
          1. Status
          2. Residence
          3. Income
          4. Nutritional or Medical Risk

1.  Status

WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding women up to 1 year postpartum, or non-breastfeeding women up to 6 months postpartum, infants and child up to five years of age. 

2.  Residence

The WIC office that you will schedule your appointment with depends on your permanent address. Address proof is needed at certification appointments.  You must provide current proof of address such as a utility bill, credit bill, business mail, or lease, rental agreement.  

The Canton City WIC office sees clients that live within Canton City limits. If you live outside of the Canton City limits, go to WIC Contact Information for other Stark County sites. 

3.  Income

At the time of your appointment, you must provide proof of household income.  Types of income proof could include (3) current check stubs, unemployment benefits statement, Ohio Works First, or current Medicaid Card.  Other documentation may be required.

Go to  income eligibility  for current guidelines.

4.  Nutritional or Medical Risk
If you are determined income eligible to apply for WIC, you will have an interview with a WIC Health Professional, who will determine the nutritional or medical risk reason for you to receive WIC.  Eligibility is determined at the time of your appointment.

Go to Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ's) for information about what to bring to your appointment.   

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.