Are You Eligible?

You want to be healthy and raise a healthy family. WIC is here to help!

The Women, Infants and Children program offers one-on-one counseling sessions about nutrition, breastfeeding and health; answers to your questions while you are pregnant and as your child grows; breastfeeding support; parent sessions for you and others with a knowledgeable WIC educator; a chance to speak with a WIC nutritionist if you have a health problem or concerns about your child’s development; referrals to healthcare programs and other community resources; and the New WIC Card to purchase healthy foods.

You can join WIC if you: 

  • are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding a baby less than 1 year of age
  • just had a baby in the past 6 months
  • have children under 5 years old
  • recently miscarried
  • and meet income requirements

You are also welcome to join WIC if you are: a single dad, a foster parent, a grandparent, a stepparent, an adoptive parent, or a guardian with a child under 5.

You will need to bring:

  • Each person who will be enrolling into the WIC program.
  • Identification - for yourself & any children age birth to 5 years.
  • Proof of address - a document verifying your current address.
  • Proof of income - current documentation such as a paycheck, tax return or letter from employer.

Even if you’re working You may be eligible for WIC even if you or a family member is working!

Even if you have private medical insurance you may be eligible for WIC even if you or a family member has private medical insurance. Having insurance does not affect your eligibility.

Automatically income-eligible

  • Are you or another family member receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)? Then you automatically meet the WIC income requirements.
  • Are you receiving Medi-Cal, Cal Fresh benefits, and/or FDPIR? Then you may qualify for WIC benefits.

Applying for WIC is easy!

There are 3 ways:

  • Click on the Apply today!” button on this website, and fill out the form online. A WIC staff member will phone you to begin the application process.
  • Or call us at (209) 444-8600 to begin the application process.
  • Or walk into a WIC center.

WIC Income Guidelines Read the WIC income guidelines here