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WIC

About WIC

The Women, Infants, Children Program – WIC – provides free food, nutrition counseling, and health screening services for pregnant women, women who have just had a baby, and children up to age five. You do not need to be receiving government assistance to qualify.

Locations

InterCare Community Health Network is the local WIC provider for anyone eligible in Cass, Van Buren, Ottawa, and Allegan Counties, and for seasonal farmworkers in Berrien and Kent Counties. WIC is a program for pregnant women, infants, and children who are income-eligible. InterCare’s WIC staff members can help get moms and kids on the road to quality, healthy nutrition! Look for the location closest to you:

Click here to see WIC Locations

Eligibility

WIC is a program for pregnant women, infants, and children who qualify based on income. To be eligible for WIC you must:

  • Live in Michigan
  • Be a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, a new mother (up to 12 months after giving birth), or have an infant or child younger than five years of age that is in your care. You may also be eligible if you've had a miscarriage within the last six months
  • Meet income guidelines (see below)

Michigan WIC Program Income Guidelines are based on pretax income. To view the guidelines (effective July 2016), click here, or access helpful WIC program links.

WIC is supported federally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered at the local level by designated WIC agencies. Services available through the WIC program include breastfeeding support and nutrition counseling. WIC clients will receive a WIC Bridge Card which they may use at authorized grocery stores to receive WIC approved groceries.

WIC makes a difference! WIC provides services to help women give their children a healthy childhood. Studies show that infants and children who receive WIC services are more likely to be breastfed and less likely to be underweight at birth. WIC also helps infants and children be better prepared for school and less likely to get sick.

Useful WIC Links

You can view WIC’s Patient Rights & Responsibilities by clicking here. 

To view the WIC Nondiscrimination Statement, click here

To check your Bridge Card balance: WIC EBT

For more information on health eating: Nutrition Education

Information on WIC from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: USDA WIC

Information on WIC from the Michigan Department of Community Health: MDCH WIC

If you need your doctor for fill out a WIC form for you, you can find it here:

Medical Documentation for Women and Infants/Children

For more information about this program contact Kate White, WIC Manager, at (269) 427-7914.

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