***The Dakota County WIC Program will stay open even if there is a federal government shutdown. WIC stores will continue to accept WIC benefits as usual. If you have questions, please call us at 952-891-7525.***
WIC is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and children up to age 5 stay healthy. There is no cost to you for participating.
- Nutrition education and counseling
- Access to healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, whole grains, infant foods, cereals and more
- Special counseling for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
- Information about other services
- Referrals to health care and social services
WIC clinic sites are located in
West St. Paul and
Hastings. Please call 952-891-7525 for WIC information, instead of the number listed on these building pages.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child under age 5, you may qualify for WIC.
Go to the Minnesota Department of Health website to see if you qualify. Dakota County residents can call 952-891-7525 to schedule an appointment.
To sign up for WIC, you need to come to a certification appointment and bring proof of ID, address and income.
Learn more about WIC certification.
Setting up an appointment
Appointments are scheduled for the same day you call. Call early, as appointments fill quickly. Phones open at 8 a.m., Monday–Friday.
Appointments needing an interpreter (other than Spanish) may be scheduled one week in advance. Spanish appointments are scheduled for the same day you call.
When coming in for an appointment, try to arrive five minutes early.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in the administration of its programs. WIC is an equal opportunity provider.
WIC benefit pick-up
You do not need an appointment to pick up WIC benefits. Check the
WIC benefits pick-up schedule for days and times.
Report lost or stolen benefits
If your WIC benefits have been lost or stolen, call the WIC office at 952-891-7525. If the WIC rules allow for the benefits to be replaced, staff will ask you to come to the WIC clinic.
If you come to the WIC clinic, complete the following forms and bring them with you. The forms are in English and Spanish.
Proxy Rights and Responsibilities in WIC (DCPHD-WIC-1703)
Lost or Stolen Benefits Report (DCPHD-WIC-997)
WIC benefits can be replaced only once in a one-year period for a WIC household.