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Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

What is WIC

WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk.

Who is Eligible

Pregnant or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a State residency requirement, and be individually determined to at “nutrition risk” by a health professional.

What is “nutrition risk?”

Two major types of nutrition risk are recognized for WIC eligibility:

  • Medically-based risks such as anemia, underweight, overweight, history of pregnancy complications, or poor pregnancy outcomes.
  • Dietary risks, such as failure to meet the dietary guidelines or inappropriate nutrition practices.

Nutrition risk is determined by a health professional such as a physician, nutritionist, or nurse, and is based on Federal guidelines. This health screening is free to program applicants.

What food benefits do WIC participants receive?

WIC participants receive checks or vouchers to purchase specific foods each month that are designed to supplement their diets. The foods provided for are high in one or more of the following nutrients: protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. These are the nutrients frequently lacking in the diets of the program’s target participants.

WIC foods include iron-fortified infant formula and infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried beans/peas, tuna fish and carrots. Special therapeutic infant formulas and medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medial condition.

Community Medical Centers, Inc. WIC

Tracy Family Practice WIC
73 E. 10th Street
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 229-7800
Fax (209)229-7868
Open Mon through Fri
Open the 2nd Saturday of every month

Channel Medical Center WIC
701 E. Channel St.
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 944-4760
Fax (209) 944-4790

M.L. King Elementary School WIC
2640 E. Lafayette Street
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 870-0500 - King (209) 933-7232
Fax (209) 870-5020
Open 1st and 2nd Wed. of each month only

Woodbridge Medical Group WIC
2401 W. Turner Rd. Suite 470
Lodi, CA 95252
(209) 370-1750
Fax (209) 370-1765
Open Tue, Wed. & Thur. only

Esparto Family Practice WIC
17050 S. Grafton St.
Esparto, CA 95627
(530) 787-4233
Open last Wed. of the month only

Community Medical Centers WIC
425 N. California St., Suite 7
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 870-5000
Fax (209) 870-5020