Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

 ​​​​​WIC is a free nutrition education program t​hat helps families eat well and stay healthy.​

WIC Provides:​​

  • Supplemental healthy foods
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Immunizations
  • Referrals to health care, public health nurses, registered dietitians, and many other helpful services

Eligibility Guidelines:​​

  • Pregnant women
  • Infants
  • Children under age 5
  • Women who recently had a baby (up to 6 months after delivery, including miscarriages)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery)

Do I Qualify?​

  • Low to middle income or receive Medicaid and/or food stamps
  • Oakland County residents
  • Working individuals can apply
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What foods does WIC provide?,

WIC may provide eligible clients with the following foods:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Whole wheat / whole grain bread or soft corn / whole wheat tortillas
  • Milk
  • Iron-fortified cereals
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Peanut butter or beans/peas
  • Vitamin C-enriched juice
  • Breastfeeding is encouraged - We can help!
  • Iron-fortified infant formula
  • Iron-fortified infant cereal
  • Baby food fruits and vegetables (Stage 2 only)
  • Baby food meats, if exclusively breastfed
How do I receive these foods? ,
At your first visit, you will receive a Michigan WIC Bridge Card. Your food benefits are deposited on this EBT card to use at participating grocery stores and markets.
What should I bring to my appointment?,
  • Woman, infant or child who has the appointment
  • Proof of income for everyone in your household (most recent check stub, W-2 form, statements from unemployment, social security, disability, child support, etc. )
  • Medicaid or Food Stamp card
  • Proof of identity for everyone on the WIC program (drivers license, state issued ID, social security card, birth certificate, crib card, hospital discharge papers, etc.)
  • Proof of address (drivers license, recent utility bill, lease or rent agreement, etc.)
  • Official guardianship or foster placement papers
  • Proof of pregnancy (pregnant women)
  • Immunization record (for children)
What happens at the WIC certification and recertification visit?,

You'll be asked for your proof of income, identity, and residency. Health , medical, and nutrition history will be reviewed. Height and weight is measured and an iron test (hemoglobin) may be performed (a quick finger poke).

A nutritionist will share information about health, nutrition, helpful services and answer your questions. You may also talk to our Public Health Nurse, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and may be offered immunizations. Lastly, you will receive up to 3 months of food benefits.

Please plan approximately 2 hours for your visit. Bring your child's favorite toy or books to help make the appointment easier for both you and your child.

How often do I have to go to the WIC office or clinic?,
You will visit your WIC office about every 3 months for food benefits and nutrition education. Not all visits to the WIC clinic require full certification / recertification process above. WIC staff will tell you what you need to bring and what will occur at each visit.
Can a father or foster parent apply for their child?,
We welcome fathers, foster parents, and legal guardians to apply for WIC services for an infant or child.
Medical Providers,

A physician’s prescription for special formula will NOT be accepted.

Medical Documentation forms must be completed by a physician for infants to receive special WIC formula; for women and children 1 year and older to receive formula; or for customization of WIC foods for women and children with special dietary needs.

Medical Documentation Forms

These WIC formulas do not require Medical Documentation for infants less than 12 months of age:

  • Enfamil Premium LIPIL
  • Prosobee LIPIL with Iron
  • Gentlease LIPIL
  • Enfamil AR LIPIL
  • Enfamil Reguline
Breastfeeding Support and Education,

The WIC program and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend breastfeeding for the first year of life. All WIC staff members receive breastfeeding training, and support breastfeeding as the normal infant feeding choice. Our WIC office also has a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor with specialized breastfeeding training to provide education and support.  

Our WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will:

  • Educate you on the benefits of breastfeeding
  • Educate you on the risks of formula feeding
  • Help prepare you to breastfeed while you are pregnant
  • Encourage and support you
  • Give you follow up phone visits
  • Schedule an appointment with you in clinic
  • Answer breastfeeding concerns or questions
  • Address concerns you may have regarding sore nipples, poor latch, low supply or engorgement
  • Introduce you to other breastfeeding moms in support groups or classes
  • Assist you with obtaining a breast pump
  • Provide you with support and advice on how to continue breastfeeding upon your return to work/school

To reach our WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, call 248-431-1403.

WIC offers Breastfeeding Classes in both English and Spanish

What you will learn:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Techniques and tips
  • Answers to common questions
  • How to get off to a good start
  • How to establish and maintain a good milk supply
  • Resources to help you succeed
  • What is a baby-friendly hospital
  • Who are your breastfeeding champions
  • WIC breastfeeding assistance

To register or inquire for classes, call 248-858-1272

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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:

(1)        Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

 Contact Us

North Oakland Health Center
1200 N Telegraph, Bldg. 34 East, Pontiac
Phone: 248-858-1272
Fax: 248-452-8668

South Oakland Health Center
27725 Greenfield Rd, Southfield
Phone: 248-858-1272

Walled Lake WIC Office
1010 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake
Phone: 248-858-1272


Call 248-858-1272 or toll-free at 888-350-0900 ext. 81272 to determine eligibility and make an appointment.

Please plan approximately 2 hours for your visit. Bring a favorite toy or books to help make the appointment easier for both you and your child.

 WIC Connect Mobile App

​Michigan WIC is excited to announce the launch of Michigan WIC Connect; a mobile application for potential and current WIC Clients. Michigan WIC Connect is available for free in the App Store™ and Google Play™.

WIC Connect offers existing WIC clients exciting new features, including:
  • Accessing your WIC shopping list
  • Tracking your WIC benefits on your smart phone
  • Finding WIC foods using the UPC scan feature
  • Getting map and directions to WIC-approved stores and WIC clinics using your location
  • Updating your contact information with WIC
  • Getting appointment reminders with your phone

Click here for more information.