Women, Infant and Children (WIC)
You may have heard that WIC is calling participants to say they should use the remaining benefits on their EBT cards by a certain date or they will be cancelled. This is not true! Your EBT benefits will not be cancelled during the COVID-19 emergency.
Clients have reported difficulty finding the specific WIC food items they need - running into barriers such as brand and package size. Effective Wednesday, April 1, expanded food choices and package sizes will be available for WIC redemption. Click here for more information.
Is your grocery store out of your WIC formula? Instead of trying to make your own formula, please contact your local WIC clinic and ask for help. We are here to support you and your baby during these difficult times.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program that has demonstrated a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, child growth and development. WIC promotes healthy mothers, infants, and children by providing nutrition education and supplemental food to pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5.
WIC provides breastfeeding support and resources for purchasing nutritious foods, such as formula, milk, cheese, eggs, fortified cereal, and peanut butter or dried beans or peas. Additional services include nutrition education, health counseling and immunizations. For more information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website .
Do You Qualify?
• Are you pregnant, had a baby recently, breastfeeding an infant, or have a child younger than 5 years old (including foster children and fathers or grandparents raising children?
• Do you live in the State of Michigan?
If you answered "yes" to these two questions, ask yourself the following:
• Do you, your infant, or child (less than 5 years old) have Medicaid?
• Does a family member receive Food Assistance Program benefits (Snap or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or Family Independence Program benefits?
• Do you meet the Income_Guidelines?
If you answered "yes" to any of the three questions listed, you may be eligible for WIC. Call to see if you qualify:
Clinton County: 989-224-2195
Gratiot County: 989-875-3681
Montcalm County: 989-831-5237
Please bring the following items to your appointment:
- Proof of identity (Example: Drivers license or utility bill)
- Proof of income (Household) or Medicaid card
- Proof of residency (Example: Drivers License or utility bill)
- The actual child or infant you are enrolling
- Verification of newborn birth (Example: birth record, discharge papers or crib card)
- Immunization records for child(ren)
- Proof of pregnancy
- Court documents (guardianship papers) if foster parent or grandparent
- Completed paperwork (as instructed by staff)
WICHEALTH.ORG allows you to begin today with a fresh start! wichealth.org is an experience where you will learn new skills, have access to new tools, and take steps closer to reaching your family feeding goals. It’s a place for parents of young children to learn more about how to keep themselves and their kids healthy. It’s a place to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to empower change. And, it’s a place where eating habits can be formed. For life. Start your journey today!
Locally, we also invite you to visit West Michigan's Farm Markets. A great way to find fresh, local, quality grown produce.
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