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Women, Infants and Children’s, Special Supplemental Food Program (WIC)

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify.

To apply for WIC, please call the Outer Cape WIC program at 508-240-0853 or 1-800-675-1188 or Email: wic@outercape.org  .  Outer Cape WIC has day, evening and Saturday appointments available and has offices located in Orleans, Provincetown and Harwich.

What does WIC offer?

WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breast feeding women, new moms and kids under the age of 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition information, consultation and support
  • Checks to buy free, healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to promote health
  • Referrals for low cost/sliding fee scale medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family.
  • Access to Happiest Baby on the Block program classes and resources.
  • Breastfeeding support and assistance obtaining breast pumps.

But that’s not all! WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, coupons for local Farmer’s Market groceries, and nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child.