INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM
The Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a preventive
health and nutrition program that provides short term assistance
to young families to promote optimal growth and development.
Who may be eligible?
- Pregnant, post-partum, and breastfeeding, women
- Infants and children up to age five.
- Only those with limited income and health risks. Working families
Department of Health Statewide WIC Income Eligibility Standards
The Statewide WIC Income
Eligibility Standards are 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
Each year, the Washington State WIC Program will send an updated
copy of the Statewide WIC Income Eligibility Standards to local
agencies. Local agencies will implement the new guidelines on April
1st of each year. (Effective Date: April 1, 2012 TO March 31, 2013)
*A household is defined
as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although
not necessarily, are living together and share income.
**Gross income is income
before taxes and deductions.
What are the benefits
- Nutrition and health assessment
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding counseling
- Checks for specific nutritious foods
- Health and social referrals
- Access to medical care assistance
Where are WIC
- Whatcom County Health Department: (360) 676-6762
- Lummi Indian Health Clinic: (360) 384-0464
- Nooksack Indian Health Clinic: (360) 966-2106
- SeaMar Family Health Center / Bellingham: (360) 788-7150
Additional Nutrition Services Available at Whatcom County
Whatcom County Children With
Special Health Care Needs: Nutritional evaluation and
recommendations are available for children enrolled in CSHCN
services. Contact: Child Health Services at (360) 676-6762
Whatcom County Feeding Team:
Interdisciplinary assessment of children with known or suspected
feeding disorders and/or growth failure. Contact Whatcom County Feeding Team at (360) 676-6762.
Nutrition Resources Include:
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