What is the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program (WIC)?

The WIC program is for low to medium income families who have:

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby
  • Children under 5 years of age
  • Foster children receiving Medi-Cal

The WIC program provides:

  • Checks to buy healthy foods
  • Nutritional counseling, and nutrition education classes
  • Breast feeding support and education

For more information in Placer County, please contact the Placer County WIC Program and the various county offices.

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1. How do I apply for Medi-Cal?
2. How long does the Medi-Cal application process take?
3. Do I have to pay for Medi-Cal?
4. What benefits does Medi-Cal provide?
5. I have Medicare. Can I apply for Medi-Cal also?
6. Can I get help from Medi-Cal with Medicare costs?
7. What services does Medi-Cal cover?
8. Is there a special program for children and pregnant women?
9. What is the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program?
10. What is the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP)?
11. What is the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program (WIC)?
12. What is the Family Planning Services Program?
13. Are there county-operated health care programs?
14. What is the California Children Services (CCS)?
15. What is In-Home Supportive Services?