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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

What Is WIC?

The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides the following services for eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, new mothers, and children under five (including foster children and those living with relatives):

  • Personalized nutrition  and health education for pregnancy and beyond, including information about meal planning and feeding young children
  • Breastfeeding support and resources, including breast pumps
  • Access to certified Registered Dietitians (RDs) and certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) for targeted nutrition and breastfeeding support
  • Food checks to use at your local grocery store for purchasing healthy foods.
  • Health screenings and help finding health care, parenting support, child development programs and social services.
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WIC has Openings!

WIC offices have openings now, and it's easy to start receiving benefits. Your local WIC office has friendly staff that will talk with you and fill out any necessary paperwork needed. Eligible clients will get WIC checks for food at the time of the appointment-no waiting!

Call the Whatcom County Health Department WIC Program at (360) 676-6762 or come into our office at 1500 N. State St. Bellingham, WA 98225  To find other WIC locations see here.

Income Eligibility Guidelines, effective April 1, 2014

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Household Size*

Annual Income

Monthly Income

2

 $29,101

 $2,426

3

 $36,612

 $3,051

4

 $44,123

 $3,677

5

 $51,634

 $4,303

6

 $59,145

 $4,929

7

 $66,656

 $5,555

*A pregnant woman counts as two.

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