To help with social distancing during COVID-19, you do not need to come to your appointment. Please call 1-877-275-8805 or text SBWIC to 85511 for assistance.          
Para ayudar con el distanciamiento social durante la pandemia de COVID-19, no es necesario que venga a su cita. Por favor llame al 1-877-275-8805 o envíe un mensaje de texto con SBWIC al 85511 para obtener ayuda.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is WIC?

WIC is the Women, Infants & Children Supplemental Nutrition Program for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women and children under age five who have a nutritional need. WIC is a federally funded program, administered by the California Department of Health Services.

What Are The Goals of the WIC Program?

  • To decrease the complications of pregnancy
  • To prevent low birth weight babies
  • To decrease iron deficiency anemia
  • To promote and support breastfeeding
  • To promote optimum growth and development of infants and young children

Who Is Eligible for WIC?

  • Low to moderate income families who have incomes at 185% or less of the Federal Poverty level
  • Eligible family members:
    • Women who are pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding
    • Infants
    • Children under age five (including foster children)
  • Working families may be eligible

At WIC, participants receive an initial nutrition assessment screening to determine nutritional need.

How Can WIC Help?

  • WIC participants get personalized nutrition education.
  • WIC families learn more about having a healthy pregnancy and providing healthy meals and snacks for their children.
  • Participants learn parenting and child safety skills.
  • WIC famiels receive education, help and support with breastfeeding.
  • Families save money on food.
  • Families get help finding health care and other community services they might need.
  • WIC saves health care dollars.

Where Can I Find WIC?

WIC has local offices all over California. Call (877) 275-8805 or (888) WIC-WORKS (888-942-9675) for a WIC office nearest your home.