W.I.C.
(Women, Infants, and Children’s Supplemental Food & Nutrition Program)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Those eligible to receive WIC are pregnant and breast-feeding women; women who have recently had a baby; infants from birth to 12 months; and children from 1 to 5 years who are also:

  • residents of the state of Michigan
  • income eligible (at or below 185% of federal poverty  income guidelines or on Medicaid or food stamps)
  • determined by clinic staff at local agencies to be at  nutritional and/or health risk

SERVICES OFFERED:

FOOD: Nutritious foods are provided to supplement and help improve the diet. Women and children may receive milk, cheese, eggs, juices rich in vitamin C, cereals rich in iron, and dry peas/beans or peanut butter.

NUTRITION EDUCATION: Nutrition education is offered to all WIC participants or their care givers. Common topics include nutrition during pregnancy, encouragement for breast-feeding, nutrition during childhood, and wise food shopping.

REFERRALS: An added benefit of the WIC program is screening for other health problems and referrals to other appropriate health and social services. Referrals may be for Medicaid, food stamps, immunizations, child health screening (EPSDT), family planning and more.

WHO PAYS:
WIC services are free to applicants and participants

HOURS:
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Monday by appointment.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday through Friday by appointment.

PHONE NUMBER:
(810) 987-8222 or (800) 26-BIRTH

E-MAIL:
WIC Education

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


SUPPORT GROUP

MomConnect Breastfeeding Support Group
Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? Would you like to get together with other moms to share information? MomConnect is for you. Join other moms for the free opportunity to gather information, form friendships and build a network of resources that will benefit you and your child. Supervised activities for small children are provided. Light refreshments are served. The Group meets twice a month at two locations: The 2nd Thursday of each month from 10am-11am at St. Clair County MSU Extension Office and the 4th Monday of each month from 5pm-6pm at the Health Department. For more information contact Carol Bublitz, Certified Lactation Educator at (810) 989-6935 or cbublitz@stclaircounty.org or email Tracey McMahon, Registered Nurse at tmcmahon@stclaircounty.org. This support group is sponsored by the St. Clair County Health Department Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP), St. Clair County Health Department WIC program, St. Clair County MSU Extension Office and St. Clair County Early On.

Mom Connect Flyer

If you know a pregnant or new mom in need of local breastfeeding support and resources check out http://www.everyouncecounts.org/


WIC Breastfeeding Videos

Health and Calories:
Immune and Cancer:
Power Moms:

Useful Links

MDCH-WIC
USDA site
Nutrition Education site