New to WIC! Well Child Center and IL WIC has transitioned to the EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card. No more paper vouchers! WIC participants will now receive benefits on an eWIC card, which is similar to a debit card.
After attending a WIC appointment or completing a WIC class, food benefits are added onto the eWIC card. The family’s WIC food benefits will last until the next WIC visit. To complete transactions, participants will need to enter the PIN that they have created.
There are many ways to find your WIC Food Balance:
- Look at your store receipt from your last shopping trip.
- Ask a cashier or customer service person at the store to print your WIC Food Balance.
- Call the toll-free number on the back of your WIC card, 1-844-4MY-FAMILY or 1-844-469-3264.
Well Child Center hopes that participants will find the new eWIC card easier to use at grocery stores. We ask that WIC clients please be patient during this transition!