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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

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WIC Overview

Enrolling in WIC is EASY!
To find out more about what WIC has to offer, click on the video above. Call us today to see if your family is eligible.
(360) 676-6762

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a preventive health and nutrition program that provides short term assistance to young families to promote optimal growth and development.

Who may be eligible?

  • Pregnant, post-partum, and breastfeeding, women
  • Infants and children up to age five.
  • Only those with limited income and health risks. Working families may qualify!

Washington State Department of Health Statewide WIC Income Eligibility Standards

The Statewide WIC Income Eligibility Standards are 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Each year, the Washington State WIC Program will send an updated copy of the Statewide WIC Income Eligibility Standards to local agencies. Local agencies will implement the new guidelines on April 1st of each year. (Effective Date: April 15, 2013 TO March 31, 2014)

*A household is defined as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although not necessarily, are living together and share income.

**Gross income is income before taxes and deductions.

What are the benefits of WIC?

  • Nutrition and health assessment
  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding counseling
  • Checks for specific nutritious foods
  • Health and social referrals
  • Access to medical care assistance

Where are WIC services provided?

  • Whatcom County Health Department: (360) 676-6762
  • Lummi Indian Health Clinic: (360) 384-0464
  • Nooksack Indian Health Clinic: (360) 966-2106
  • SeaMar Family Health Center / Bellingham: (360) 788-7150

Additional Information

 

Internet Children's Nutrition Resources Include:

 

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