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.
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.
To determine if you qualify for WIC, please contact the WIC Program by calling 916-784-6447 or 530-889-7187, or by emailing the program.
The WIC staff will give you an enrollment appointment and directions to the nearest office. At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify. All persons enrolling in WIC must be present at the enrollment appointment.
You can also visit one of the following office locations for more information:
What do I bring to my first WIC appointment?
- Bring the following for Each person who will be enrolling into the WIC program
- Identification - for yourself & any children age birth to 5 years
- Proof of address - a document verifying your current address
- Proof of income - current documents such as a paycheck, tax return or letter from employer
What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?
- A review of the WIC program services & benefits, including "How to use your WIC checks" Welcome to WIC video
- An Individualized Nutrition Assessment for each qualifying member of your family