Women, Infant & Children

Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

MMDHD WIC Program

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

Appointment Checklist:

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  1. Proof of identity (Example:  Drivers license or utility bill)
  2. Proof of income (Household) or Medicaid card
  3. Proof of residency (Example:  Drivers License or utility bill)
  4. The actual child or infant you are enrolling
  5. Verification of newborn birth (Example:  birth record, discharge papers or crib card)
  6. Immunization records for child(ren)
  7. Proof of pregnancy
  8. Court documents (guardianship papers) if foster parent or grandparent
  9. Completed paperwork (as instructed by staff)
    1. Instructions for MI WIC Medical Documentation
    2. Medical Documentation Form
    3. DCH 1317: WIC Infant
    4. DCH 1314 - Pregnant Woman
    5. DCH 1315 - Postpartum Woman
    6. DCH 1319 - WIC Child
    7. DCH 1318 - WIC Infant Mid-Cert
    8. DCH 1316 - Postpartum for Miscarriage

 

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FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:
De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.
Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.
Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del
Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:
http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
  1. correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; o
  3. correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.