The WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to other health care and community services.
The WIC Program serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must meet four criteria to be eligible for WIC:
- Live in Oregon.
- Be currently pregnant, be postpartum or a breastfeeding woman, or be an infant or a child under 5 years old.
- Have a household income less than 185% of poverty guidelines or prove they are certified as fully eligible for one of the following: Oregon Health Plan, TANF, SNAP, or FDPIR.
- Have a nutritional need or risk. (Nutrition need or risk can be determined by visiting the WIC Program.)
Commonly Asked Questions
Do I need to make an appointment to get WIC services? Appointments are preferred, but Warm Springs’ WIC Clinic does take walk in visits when staff are available.
Does WIC offer a cow’s milk alternative to a child who get sick from cow’s milk? WIC does offer milk alternatives for children over 1 year of age who do not tolerate cow’s milk. Please ask the WIC staff if your child qualifies for a milk alternative.