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What is WIC

 

 

WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program for low income Women, Infants and Children.  This program helps pregnant women, postpartum women and young children (less than 5 years of age) eat well and stay healthy.

Call NEVHC WIC for an appointment:

(818) 361–7541 or (800) 313-4942 (4WIC) (toll-free)

 

What does WIC provide?How do I qualify?What do I need to bring to my first appointment?Where can I find WIC?Nutrition EducationWIC Links

 

 

  • Nutrition Education (personalized counseling and group classes)
  • Breastfeeding Support and Information
  • Referrals to Health care, Social Services and other community programs
  • Special checks to buy healthy foods such as:wic_foods
    • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Whole Grain Foods
    • Cereal
    • Peanut Butter
    • Dry Beans
    • Milk
    • Yogurt
    • Cheese
    • Eggs
    • Juice
    • Soymilk and Tofu
    • Canned Fish
    • Baby Foods
    • Formula

To qualify you must:

Be in an eligible category:

  • Pregnant woman
  • Postpartum woman
  • Infant or child under 5 years old
  • Live or work in the San Fernando or Santa Clarita Valleys
  • Meet income guidelines

 

1. Proof of income
Such as a paycheck stub, tax return, Medi-Cal card or letter from employer

2. Proof of address
Such as a utility bill, rent receipt or any letter received through the US mail

3. Identification
Such as a driver’s license, passport, student ID, birth certificate or immunization card

4. Medical information
Current height and weight and current blood test for anemia for children over 6 months old

You can have your doctor fill out a WIC Referral Form

Form for Pregnant Women

Form for Postpartum Women

Form for Children

5. The person who is applying
Such as the mother or child; must be present at enrollment and all certification appointments

WIC has local offices all over the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Call one of the numbers listed above for more information about WIC and to find the WIC location closest to your home or work.

 

San Fernando Valley:

Canoga Park
21013 Sherman Way

Glendale
801 S. Chevy Chase Drive Suite #40

North Hollywood
6420 Bellingham Drive

Pacoima
13631 Van Nuys Blvd.

Pacoima Health Center
12756 Van Nuys Blvd.

Panorama City
8532 Van Nuys Blvd.

Reseda
18341 Sherman Way #108

San Fernando
1161 N. Maclay Avenue #B

Sun Valley Health Center
7223 Fair Avenue

Van  Nuys
7138 Van Nuys Blvd.

Santa Clarita Valley:

Santa Clarita Valley Newhall
23630 Newhall Road

Valencia Health Center
23763 Valencia Blvd.

Santa Clarita (Canyon Country)
18549 Soledad Canyon Road

 

Nutrition Education is the program benefit that makes WIC part of your healthcare program. Families who participate in the WIC program have better birth outcomes, have less iron-deficiency anemia and learn useful information and skills that promote healthy habits for life, thus helping to reduce childhood obesity.

Education can be given either through personalized nutrition counseling or in group classes. Some examples of topics include:

• Smart shopping
• Healthy eating for pregnancy
• Healthy cooking
• Feeding your children
• Breastfeeding support groups
• Dental health
• Physical activity
• Other group nutrition classes as suggested by participants

WIC nutrition education materials may be found here.