Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
If you are pregnant with low income and need health care services
and nutrition education, WIC can help you with special checks called
"vouchers" for buying healthy foods to keep you, your infant
and children (up to age 5) healthy. WIC can also help you find a doctor,
clinic or other health care provider.
What services are offered?
WIC provides vouchers for healthy foods such as milk, juice, eggs, cheese, and cereal,
and support for breast-feeding mothers. The program also provides help with locating
other health care and community services.
Income Must Be Below: 185%
***with Medi-Cal, Income Must Be Below: 200%
*** If receiving Medi-Cal, use the income limits under this column.
Who can be covered?
Children under 5 years (who have a nutritional risk such as anemia, dietary or weight
problems), and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or new mothers.
To qualify for the program, the family's monthly income must be below the income
limit specified for the family size. For example, for a family size of two and not
receiving Medi-Cal, the family's monthly income must be less than $2,247.
Is there a property limit?
Can an individual receive services if he/she has other health insurance?
Is citizenship or legal residency required?
No, but you must live in the service area as determined by the US Department of Agriculture.
How to file an application?
Call the toll-free number at (888) WIC-WORKS or
1(888) 942-9675 to file an application.
For additional information on the WIC Program, visit their web site at www.fns.usda.gov/wic/.