Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program aims to safeguard the health of women, infants, and children up to age 5 by: 

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 providing nutritious foods to supplement diets offering guidance on nutrition supporting and educating chest/breastfeeding parents

connecting families to additional resources in the community

Whether you need a sympathetic ear, free and healthy food, or a referral to outside care and social services, we're proud to provide you with the tools you need to be the parent you want to be. As part of the WIC community, you can take advantage of any of the services we provide.

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Am I Eligible?

Qualifications are straightforward for WIC -- participants must be:
  • Living in Michigan
  • Meeting an income requirement. The income guidelines are determined based on family size - click the link below to view the current income guidelines. If you have questions, please contact CCPHD WIC directly.

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who recently had a baby. Women who have recently miscarried may also enroll to receive support as their body heals.
  • Infants from birth to 1 year of age.
  • Children from 1 year of age until their 5th birthday.
  • Automatic eligibility is granted for children under 5 who are in foster care
  • Automatic eligibility is granted if the person receiving WIC benefits is also eligible for Medicaid, food, or cash assistance programs.
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How Do I Apply?
If you meet the requirements for WIC eligibility, you can apply at any of our WIC offices. See our [Hours & Locations] page for the nearest office to you.

At the time of application, please bring all of the following with you:

  • The child(ren) or person(s) being enrolled
  • Identification for self and child(ren) [click here for examples]
  • Proof of household income (all sources including pay stubs, child support, disability, foster care stipends, etc.)
  • Proof of Michigan residency [click here for examples]
  • Proof of pregnancy (if applicable)

If you do not have all the required documents above, please contact CCPHD WIC directly for options.

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Referral Form 

WIC Resources

Peer counselors are here for you - these women are WIC moms who have breastfed and have had special training to help you find success in breastfeeding. We want to listen to your questions, concerns, and feelings, share our knowledge and skills, and support your journey in any way we can! WIC also staffs a warm line - breastfeeding mothers can call or text anytime, day or night, with questions or concerns.
Remember that breastfeeding in public is legal, healthy, and normal.

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Online Nutrition Education:
Click [here] to visit www.wichealth.org to complete your nutrition education online. Pick at least one module of interest to complete, and once you're done, contact the CCPHD WIC office a call to renew your benefits.
WIC Connect:
         WIC now has a FREE mobile app! Using WIC Connect, you can:
  • Find WIC foods by scanning barcodes on packages
  • See current and future shopping lists benefits
  • View, request, and cancel WIC appointments
  • Find nearby WIC-approved grocery stores
  • Update contact information when your phone number or address changes
Download the app now (for FREE!) by selecting your phone OS below

Ready, Set, Baby! - Virtual Series
 We are pleased to extend a warm invitation to all expecting parents in the community to participate in this series, regardless of WIC program enrollment. 

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Contact Information

WIC - ALBION - (517) 629-9434
WIC services are available Mondays & Wednesdays.

WIC - Battle Creek - (269)969-6860
Fax - 269-969-6374
WIC services are available Monday - Friday

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