Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

What is WIC?

WIC is the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women and children under the age of five who have a nutritional need. WIC is a federally funded program, administered by the California Department of Health Services.


Who is eligible for WIC?

  • Low income families who have incomes at 185% or less of the Federal poverty level
  • Working families may be eligible
  • Eligible family members include:
    • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or non breastfeeding
    • Infants and children under the age of 5 years.


WIC Appendix 980-1060

WIC Income Guideline Table

185% Federal Poverty Level

Effective April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Gross Income
Number of
persons in
family unit**
Annual Monthly Twice Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly Hourly*
1 $21,257 $1,772 $886 $818 $409 $10.23
2 $28,694 $2,392 $1,196 $1,104 $552 $13.80
3 $36,131 $3,011 $1,506 $1,390 $695 $17.38
4 $43,568 $3,631 $1,816 $1,676 $838 $20.95
5 $51,005 $4,251 $2,126 $1,962 $981 $24.53
6 $58,442 $4,871 $2,436 $2,248 $1,124 $28.10
7 $65,879 $5,490 $2,745 $2,534 $1,267 $31.68
8 $73,316 $6,110 $3,055 $2,820 $1,410 $35.25
Each add'l family member add $7,437 per added family member $620 per added family member $310 per added family member $287 per added family member $144 per added family member $3.58 per added family member

*Decimals are rounded up to the nearest dollar/cent.

**Unborn children should be counted in family total. Example: Pregnant woman with a single unborn child should be counted as two (2) in family unit. Pregnant woman with two unborn children (twins) should be counted as three (3).

April 1, 2013



WIC Appendix 980-1065

Medi-Cal Income Guideline Table

200% Federal Poverty Level

Effective April 1, 2013

Gross Income
# of persons in
family unit
Annual Monthly Weekly Hourly
1 $22,980 $1,915 $442 $11.05
2 $31,020 $2,585 $597 $14.91
3 $39,060 $3,255 $751 $18.78
4 $47,100 $3,925 $906 $22.64
5 $55,140 $4,595 $1,060 $26.51
6 $63,180 $5,265 $1,215 $30.38
7 $71,220 $5,935 $1,370 $34.24
8 $79,260 $6,605 $1,524 $38.11
Each add'l family member add Add $8,040 for each additional family member Add $670 for each additional family member Add $155 for each additional family member Add $3.87 for each additional family member

Note: Decimals are rounded up to the nearest dollar/cent.

April 1, 2013



WIC Program Sites

To enroll in WIC, contact the WIC office in your area:

In Humboldt County:
Eureka WIC Clinic
317 2nd Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: 707-445-6255
M, Tu, Th 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday   7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fortuna WIC Clinic
1108 Main Street
Fortuna, CA 95540

Phone: 707-726-9427
M, W, Th   9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Garberville WIC Clinic
727 Cedar Street
Garberville, CA 95440

Phone: 707-923-2779
Tu, Th   9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
McKinleyville WIC Clinic
1450A Hiller Road
McKinleyville, CA 95519

Phone: 707-445-6255 or 707-839-1173
Thursday   9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday   8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In Del Norte County:
Crescent City WIC Clinic
286 M Street, Suite D
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone: 707-464-7293
Call clinic for hours.

Or Contact: 1-888-WIC-WORKS http://www.wicworks.ca.gov


WIC Services

WIC provides special checks for nutritious foods such as:
  • Milk, cheese, eggs
  • Juice, cereal
  • Dried beans and peas, peanut butter
  • Tuna and carrots for breastfeeding women
  • Infant formula with iron
  • Annual Farmerís Market Nutrition Program vouchers for qualifying families.
    http://www.fns.usda.gov/fmnp

These foods do not meet all the daily requirements and are only intended to supplement the participantís diet.

WIC provides nutrition assessment and education including:
  • Limited assessment and screening by staff who are trained in maternal and child health
  • Individual nutrition education
  • Instructions in food preparation and tips for food shopping. http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

WIC provides breastfeeding education and support:
  • Participants receive encouragement, education and help with breastfeeding
  • Electric breastpumps available for loan
  • Manual breastpumps available
  • A Certified Lactation Consultant is on staff and accessible to all postpartum women and infants. http://www.humkids.org

WIC provides referrals to:
  • Substance abuse counseling and treatment
  • Support services for food, income and housing
  • Domestic violence services
  • Dental health services
  • Child support services.



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