Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program which helps families eat well, be active and stay healthy.

WIC helps families by providing:

  • Checks - WIC provides special checks for healthy foods for each participant on the program.  These checks can be used at authorized WIC vendors/grocers to buy specific types and quantities of food. To view a complete WIC shopping guide, click the button to the right.
  • Nutrition Information - WIC provides information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy.
  • Breastfeeding Support - WIC provides new and expecting moms with information and resources to get them ready to feed their new babies.
  • Referrals - WIC can help you and your family find a healthcare provider and medical home and provide referrals to other social services such as Medi-Cal, CalWorks, CalFresh and more depending on your individual needs.

The purpose of WIC is to improve the health of families during critical times of growth and development.

  1. Do I Qualify
  2. WIC Locations
  3. What do I bring
  4. What should I expect

Do I Qualify:

To qualify for WIC, you must meet income guidelines (PDF) (CDPH) and be in any of the categories below:

  • A pregnant woman
  • A woman breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
  • A woman who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months
  • A baby up to his or her first birthday
  • A child up to his or her fifth birthday

You may qualify if you receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF) or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits. Babies and children cared for by their fathers, other guardians, or foster parents are also eligible. Working families and migrant families are also welcome to apply.