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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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A federally funded nutritional program for low-to-moderate income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children to the age of five years who are at nutritional risk. WIC is unique in that it provides specific supplemental nutritious foods and nutrition education to a specific target population as an adjunct to ongoing health care. The purpose of the WIC program is to prevent health problems and to improve the health of program participants during critical times of growth and development.

Breastfeeding support and information is available to all WIC Program participants at the numbers listed below. After hours assistance is also available via The Breast Start Helpline: 1-855-855-MILK (6455). WIC Program participants may be eligible to borrow hospital grade electric breast pumps, contact us for more information.

Services are provided at 9 sites throughout the County. There are fixed-base offices in Ukiah, Willits and Ft. Bragg and staff travel to outlying clinics in Pt. Arena, Boonville, Covelo, Laytonville, and Gualala monthly or bi-monthly. In addition, there is also an office at Consolidated Tribal Health Project. Please call our office for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

The WIC Program not only improves the health of the WIC participants, but also helps the local economy by the spending of the vouchers for specific nutritious foods at local markets. In 2014, over 2 million federal dollars were infused into the local economy as the participants spent the vouchers at local stores.

Contact Information:

In County Phone Number:
1-855-843-2949

Ukiah - Main Office
1120 South Dora Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 472-2743
Fax: (707) 472-2734

Ft. Bragg Office
120 West Fir Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: (707) 964-7106
Fax: (707) 961-2650

Willits Office
221 B South Lenore Avenue
Willits, CA 95490
Phone: 1-855-843-2949 or (707) 472-2743

Fee: None

Eligibility Requirements:

Generally, WIC is available to low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. (See table below for income guide.)

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WIC Income Guideline Table

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