Kingwood WIC Office

Find Kingwood West Virginia WIC Offices. WIC Offices provide information on WIC programs (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) applications and income/eligibility requirements, benefits, food stamp offices and checks, jobs, online education, and classes, approved food lists, grocery stores, and vendors.


Preston County Health Department WIC Office 1343 North Preston Highway Kingwood WV 26537 304-329-1957


About Kingwood WIC Offices

Kingwood WIC Offices are branch locations of the agency that provides access to the Women, Infants, and Children nutritional programs offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service agency in Kingwood, WV. The WIC program promotes the health of Kingwood low-income women, infants, and children by providing food, nutrition education, and referrals to health care.

You may contact the WIC Office for questions about:
  • Kingwood WIC program
  • WIC program eligibility
  • WIC program application and enrollment
  • WIC participants in Kingwood, West Virginia
  • Kingwood Department of Health
Kingwood WIC Program

The Kingwood WIC program is funded by the federal government and administered by West Virginia through the West Virginia Department of Public Health, which distribute funds to local organizations that operate WIC Offices in Kingwood. WIC Offices may be local Preston County government agencies, community action agencies, human service agencies, or other non-profit organizations. These WIC Offices, sometimes referred to as Kingwood WIC Clinics, accept and process applications for WIC benefits, and they are located throughout West Virginia.

WIC Food Program

Kingwood WIC benefits include Food Packages, which enable recipients to purchase supplemental foods designed specifically for the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and young children. In most states, the Food Package benefit is provided to the recipient on an eWIC or EBT card. The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides WIC recipients in Kingwood with coupons that they may use for purchases at farmers markets. WIC benefits also include consultations with nutritionists and other professionals regarding dietary needs, referrals to other Kingwood health care providers, and opportunities to meet with groups of other mothers and children. WIC also promotes and supports breastfeeding.

Applying for WIC in Kingwood

Eligibility is restricted to pregnant and recently pregnant women, infants, and young children. Income restrictions also apply. West Virginia state government has the flexibility to set the maximum income limit at anywhere between 100% and 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines. However, eligible women and children who are participating in SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and certain other public assistance programs may automatically meet the income requirements of WIC. Kingwood WIC recipients must also have been determined to be at "nutrition risk." WIC Offices accept applications for WIC benefits and determine eligibility for benefits. In addition to processing applications, Kingwood WIC Offices may conduct the assessment for nutrition risk.