Frequently Asked Questions

What is WIC?
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum and children under 5 years old

What does WIC provide?

  • Vouchers (WIC Checks) for nutritious foods at no cost to the participant
  • Nutrition education on healthy eating and building a healthy lifestyle
  • Individual nutrition counseling
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Referrals to family resources

Who can come to my WIC appointment if I can’t? 
You can assign an alternate person that can come to your WIC appointments, pick up your checks and shop for you.

I missed my appointment.  What do I do?
We can reschedule an appointment for you, or you may walk in at any of our 5 locations, text us at 45778, or call us at (559) 263-1150.

Do I have to be a US citizen or resident to qualify?
No, Immigration status is not a determining factor nor do we report to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), or anyone else.

Does WIC report eligibility to other programs?
No, WIC is a non-reporting agency.  It is not necessary to be a citizen to receive WIC benefits

Am I eligible for WIC if I get food stamps?
Yes, you can participate in both programs.  Food stamps will not be affected if you qualify for WIC

My child is over 1 year old.  Can he still get WIC?
Yes, any child who qualifies can get WIC through the age of 5.

I didn’t get my child’s WIC referral filled out.  Can I still get WIC?
Yes, bring your child and we will weigh and measure your child at WIC.  You can bring the results of the blood test another time.

What do I need on my first visit?
Proof of identification is the only requirement at the first appointment. Proof of income and address are required to continue to receive benefits. Applications are computer-based, completed at the time of the visit. Women and children over 9 months of age are asked to bring in results of their recent blood test for anemia.