Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
MaineGeneral WIC shares your vision of a Maine where every child is healthy and never hungry.
We offer healthy foods as well as nutrition education, breastfeeding support, tips for staying healthy, recipes and resources and referral to other health care resources. We serve:
- Women who are pregnant or are new mothers; and
- Infants and children up to age five, including foster children.
Our main offices are located in Augusta, Waterville and Skowhegan. We also have several outreach clinics, as listed below.
There is no charge for WIC services and both working and non-working families may be eligible. Many people qualify:
- You can have a job.
- You can be single or married.
- You can be living with your parents.
- You can be unemployed.
- You can be a student.
- You can be a father with a child under the age of five.
- You can be a foster parent with a child under the age of five.
Qualifying women, children under age 5 and foster children under age 5 who receive Medicaid (MaineCare), food stamps or TANF are automatically eligible for WIC regardless of household income.
MaineGeneral WIC receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and United Way of Kennebec Valley. Eligibility guidelines can be found on the Maine WIC Program website.
Appointments at our outreach clinics (below) must be made through our main sites. Walk-ins are welcome.
- Gardiner Head Start, 1 Plummer Street, Gardiner, ME 04345
- Winthrop Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, 16 Commerce Plaza, Suite 2A, Winthrop, ME 04364
- Madison Area Health Center, 23 Locust Street, Madison, ME 04950
- First Congregational Church, 132 Somerset Avenue, Pittsfield, ME 04967
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:
- Augusta: (207) 626-6350
- Skowhegan: (207) 861-3593
- Waterville: (207) 861-3580
Click here for translated materials available.
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religious or political belief, ancestry, familial or marital status, genetic information, association, previous assertion of a claim or right, or whistleblower activity, in admission or access to, or the operation of its policies, programs, services, or activities, or in hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by and in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act; the Maine Human Rights Act; Executive Order Regarding State of Maine Contracts for Services; and all other laws and regulations prohibiting such discrimination. Questions, concerns, complaints or requests for additional information regarding the ADA and hiring or employment practices may be forwarded to the DHHS ADA/EEO Coordinators at 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011; 207-287-4289 (V); 207-287-1871(V); or Maine Relay 711 (TTY). Questions, concerns, complaints or requests for additional information regarding the ADA and programs, services, or activities may be forwarded to the DHHS ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator, at 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011; 207-287-5014 (V); Maine Relay 711 (TTY); or ADA-CivilRights.DHHS@maine.gov. Civil rights complaints may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, by phone at 800-368-1019 or 800-537-7697 (TDD); by mail to 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509, HHS Building, Washington, D.C. 20201; or electronically at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in program and services of DHHS are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator. This notice is available in alternate formats, upon request.