Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

What is the process?

Check Eligibility

To find out if you are eligible, view WIC’s qualifying incomes, visit the State's WIC website or fill out the Apply for WIC form. 

Make an Appointment

Please call (805) 781-5570 or text (888) 417-6180 to schedule an appointment.

Gather Necessary Documents

  • Identification for the persons applying for WIC, such as a birth certificate, driver’s license, crib card, military ID, photo ID, Social Security card, hospital record, or Medi-Cal card
  • Proof of all family income (pay stubs or Medi-Cal card)
  • Proof of street address (mail, utility bill, rent/mortgage receipt)

Who can use this service?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby in the past 6 months (or pregnancy loss);
  • Children up to 5 years of age, including those cared for by a mom, dad, a grandparent, foster parent, step-parent or guardian; and
  • Meet the WIC income guidelines or who receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKS or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits; and
  • Live in California.

Take the online WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you may qualify or fill out the Apply for WIC form.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

Please contact the WIC office nearest you to schedule an appointment, text toll free (888) 417-6180 or fill out the Apply for WIC form.

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