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Each client must be a current Washington state resident to receive benefits from the Washington State WIC Nutrition Program. There’s no time requirement for a person to be a resident before participating in WIC. U.S. citizenship is not required. WIC participation doesn’t affect a person’s immigration status. Being on WIC doesn’t make a person a “public charge”.
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WIC (Women Infants & Children) is a supplemental food program sponsored by Jefferson County Public Health for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children under age 5 that offers nutrition education and food vouchers. Learn more here.
Find out if you are eligible and how to apply, and make an appointment by calling 360-385-9432. We have convenient appointment times. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic WIC services are provided via telephone through September 30, 2020.
Good news- WIC has openings for eligible pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 5 years old. Get nutritious foods, information about feeding children, breastfeeding education and support and referrals to important services. Learn more here.
Eligibility depends on household size and income.
WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five.
Dad, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five may also sign kids up for WIC.
Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.
If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basic Food you may be eligible for WIC too.
Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC.For more details like income guidelines, visit: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/WIC/Eligibility
Our friendly WIC staff will work with you to fulfill program requirements for proof of identification, proof of income, and proof of residency. Often an Apple Healthcare number could meet these requirements. If you have questions, call our helpful staff at 360-385-9432.
The easiest way to make a WIC appointment is to call 360-385-9432.
WIC foods meet the special nutritional needs of pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum moms, infants, and children up to 5 years old. WIC supports successful, long-term breastfeeding.
WIC provides a wide variety of healthy foods that includes:
Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, breakfast cereals fortified with iron and low in sugar, a variety of protein foods such as eggs, dried peas and beans, peanut butter and tofu, Good sources of calcium such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and fortified soy beverages, juice, baby food, infant formula.
For more detail about WIC foods visit: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/WIC/WICFoods
WIC (Women Infants & Children) is a supplemental food program for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children under age 5. WIC offers food vouchers, nutrition education, and health checkup screenings. Click here to learn more.
FORMULA RESOURCES: Many families are experiencing stress related to the current infant formula situation since the formula recall that started in February 2022. WIC has been working directly with WIC participants to problem solve around their family’s needs and find solutions. WIC is happy to assist families as much as possible, call 360-385-9432 for assistance.
WA DOH website with great information to address infant formula situation: Resources for Families Impacted by the Infant Formula Shortage | Washington State Department of Health
Check out the links below to learn how you can access additional fresh fruit and veggies on a limited budget or alongside your WIC vouchers.