1381 University Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
What is WIC?
WIC is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.
What will I get from WIC?
- Checks to buy healthy foods for each participant.
- WIC does not provide all the food or formula you need.
Nutrition and breastfeeding information
- Helpful tips for healthy eating and active living.
- Support and help with breastfeeding
- Help finding a doctor, immunizations and health insurance for you and your family.
- Help finding other services that you may need.
Who is WIC for?
- Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or recently had a baby.
- Infants under 12 months old.
- Children under 5 years old.
- Families with a low to medium income. Working families may qualify.
What happens at WIC appointments?
At your first appointment and as needed, we will check to see if you or your child is eligible for WIC. We will ask:
- You to bring your infant or child to the WIC office.
- You to show us personal ID.
- For the medical form filled out by your doctor.
- For proof of your income.
- For proof of your address.
At WIC appointments you may join in a group or get one-on-one education from a WIC nutrition educator or nutritionist about:
- Staying healthy and being active.
- Cooking, recipes and shopping tips.
- Breastfeeding for a healthy baby.
- Resources for families.
How long can I stay on WIC?
If you continue to meet the income and medical guidelines, you may stay on WIC:
- If breastfeeding, until one year after your baby is born.
- If not breastfeeding, until six months after your baby is born.
For infants and children:
- Through the month your child reaches his or her fifth birthday.
What are my rights on the WIC program?
- WIC treats everybody the same regardless of religion, ancestry, political affiliation, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, disability or gender.
- You can ask for a fair hearing if you don't agree with a decision about your WIC eligibility.
Common courtesy and confidentiality
- WIC will treat you with courtesy and respect.
- You have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect by the employees at your grocery store.
- WIC will keep private (confidential) all information you provide.
What should I do to help the WIC program work for me?
Buy WIC approved foods
- Use your checks at WIC approved grocery stores.
- Bring your WIC ID Folder to the grocery store.
- Buy only the foods listed on your checks.
- Use the foods only for the person on the program.
- Do not sell or trade your WIC checks or WIC foods.
Go to one WIC office at a time
- Get checks from only one WIC office or agency at a time.
- Choose WIC or CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program). A person cannot be on both programs at the same time.
Keep WIC appointments
- Come to your appointments or call ahead when you need to reschedule.
- Always bring your WIC ID Folder to all WIC appointments.
Provide truthful and current information
- Report any changes in your income, family size, address, phone or eligibility for Medi-Cal or CalWORKs.
- Treat WIC and grocery store staff with courtesy and respect.
- Do not harm or threaten to physically harm anyone in the WIC office or grocery store.
Welcome to WIC!
We're here to help you. If you have any questions about WIC, please ask your WIC staff. We're happy to have you with us, and we hope we can help you and your family to eat well and stay healthy!