Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

What is the process?

Step 1: Check Eligibility

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

Step 2: Make an Appointment

Please call (805) 781-5570 or text (888) 417-6180 to schedule an appointment. All WIC locations are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. 

Step 3: 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?

You can participate in the WIC Program if you:

  • Are in a category served by WIC 
    • Pregnant women
    • Breastfeeding women up to one year
    • Just had a baby in the past six months (including recent pregnancy loss)
    • Infants and children from birth up to five years. Including those cared for by a single father, grandparents, foster parents or guardians
  • Meet the WIC income guidelines for your family
  • Provide documentation that you live in California

Take the online WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you may qualify.  

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 or text toll free (888) 417-6180.

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