Women Infants & Children (WIC) Program

WIC is a program where families like yours can access healthy food and a lot more! WIC is for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five (5) years of age.

Eligibility


Eligibility depends on your household size and income. Review the WIC Eligibility Income Guidelines.

Fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five (5) years may also sign children up for WIC.  Foster children under the age of five (5) years and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC. If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basic Food you may be eligible for WIC too. Many working families and military  families are eligible for WIC.

Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status.

How to Apply


It's easy to apply. Our WIC staff will even take care of the paperwork! As soon as you know you're pregnant, give us a call (at 360-378-4474) to set up an appointment. Your first appointment should take 30-45 minutes. Please be sure to bring personal identification, your proof of residency in San Juan County, and proof of income. You will get your eWIC card  at the end of your first appointment.

WIC Is More Than Food


The friendly, caring people at your local WIC office can provide other services too!

WIC is... Nutrition education!
  • Kid-friendly recipes, tips about feeding your children, and ideas to improve your whole family's health and nutrition
  • Nutrition advice for children with food allergies
  • One-on-one appointments with a nutritionist at no cost to you
  • Ideas about how  to  be active together as a family
WIC is...  Breastfeeding education and support!
  • One-on-one appointments with a lactation consultant or peer counselor
  • Opportunities to connect with other WIC moms who are breastfeeding
  • Information and resources to help you keep breastfeeding after going back to work or school
  • Breast pumps
WIC is... Health screenings and referrals!
  • Measuring growth, height, weight, and blood iron levels
  • Identification of health risks
  • Immunization screenings and referrals
  • Referrals to other services, including:
  • Medical care and health insurance
  • Basic food program
  • Local food banks
  • Dental care and services
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Family planning clinics and services

WIC Food List


You can use your eWIC card to buy these healthy foods at your local grocery store.
The Washington State WIC Nutrition Program does not discriminate. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination call 866-632-9992 or write:
USDA, Director
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
 Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.