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

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

“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, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”​​​​​

 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

 Apply

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.