Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
WIC is a nutritional food program that helps participants eat well and stay healthy. While it is named for women, infants, and children, others such as adoptive parents, fathers, grandparents, other family members, foster parents and some non-traditional custodial situations may also be eligible to receive WIC benefits for infants in their care.
Those who qualify receive a WIC Bridge Card used for purchasing healthy foods such as milk, 100% juice, eggs, cheese, cereal, peanut butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads or tortillas, dry or canned beans or peas, baby foods, infant formulas, and soy milk. breastfeeding moms can also purchase canned tuna or salmon. In addition to providing food, WIC offers tips and advice to help feed your family in a healthy way.
- Pregnant women
- New moms
- Breastfeeding women
- Mom’s who recently miscarried
- Infants 0-12 months
- Children up to age 5
- Adoptive parents, fathers, grandparents, other family members, foster parents, and some non-traditional custodial situations with infants/children in your care
- Must live in Michigan
- Must meet income guidelines
If you are enrolled in Medicaid and/or SNAP, you automatically qualify for WIC.
Call your local DHD#10 for clinic dates and times:
Crawford County – (989) 688-8615
Kalkaska County – (231) 314-8625
Lake County – (231) 745-4831
Manistee County – (231) 723-3971
Mason County – (231) 316-8584
Mecosta County – (231) 592-9440
Missaukee County – (231) 236-7584
Newaygo County – (231) 689-7327
– Grant WIC Clinic – (231) 834-7239
Oceana County – (231) 873-5813
– Shelby WIC Clinic – (231) 861-6349
Wexford County – (231) 876-3804
WIC Project FRESH (WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program), helps to provide healthy and nutritious produce to Michigan WIC participants, The program provides WIC participants with eligible, locally grown, fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers, farmers’ markets and roadside stands throughout Michigan. Enrolled WIC participants, excluding infants, may be eligible to receive a special coupons to be used June 1st through October 31st in the year the booklet is issued.
Education provided on selection, use and storage of fresh produce.
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. Breastfeeding classes and support groups are available at all WIC clinics and are led by a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. The Counselor is also able to provide individual support and education. Breast pump program also available.
Breastfeeding specialists, such as, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Lactation Specialist and Certified Lactation Educator are available.
A woman that breastfeeds her infant receives an enhanced food benefit package. Mom also receives food benefits when she breastfeeds for a full year.
Blood Lead Screening, Testing, & Prevention
The WIC program provides blood lead screening, testing and education to WIC children ages 1-5, who are enrolled in Healthy Kids/Medicaid. Non-medicaid children can receive screening, testing, and education for a small fee.
Oral Screening & Dental Varnish
Children up to age 3 receive an oral screening, applied fluoride varnish, and dental education at no cost.
WIC is an equal opportunity provider.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: