WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy.
WIC services include:
WIC clients include
To be eligible for WIC families need to have a low to medium income and live in San Luis Obispo County. Please see the Income Guidelines for current income guidelines. To see if you or your family qualifies for WIC call 805-781-5570 or toll free 800-660-3313 for an enrollment appointment nearest your home. WIC staff are bilingual.
WIC has offices in Atascadero, Cambria, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo.
For more information about the WIC Program, visit the California WIC Program’s website at: http://www.wicworks.ca.gov
Acerca de WIC y como aplicar http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/WICSpanish.aspx.
Q: What documents will I need to bring to my first WIC appointment?
A: Verification of address (current utility bill, rent/mortgage receipt), proof of income or proof of Medi-Cal eligibility, and an identification for each member of the family enrolling.
Q: Will I receive the WIC coupons at my first appointment?
A: Yes, if you or your family qualifies for WIC, you will receive WIC coupons at your first appointment.
Q: How long will my first appointment last?
A: 1 ½ -2 hours.
Q: Can working families apply for WIC?
A: Yes, please see Income Guidelines for current income guidelines.
Q: What grocery stores accept WIC coupons?
A: Most markets in San Luis Obispo County accept WIC coupons. WIC staff can provide you with a listing at your first appointment.
Q: Can single fathers with custody of children under 5 years of age apply for WIC program benefits?
Penny Borenstein, MD, MPH
Health Officer/Public Health Director
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