Women, Infants & Children

WIC is a health and nutrition program created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide healthy foods and improve health outcomes for low-moderate income families.

WIC is a Supplemental 
Nutrition Program

WIC provides food benefits, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and community referrals to qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five.

Call for Appointment

To apply for WIC benefits, you must make an appointment at your local OLHSA WIC agency. 
Please call to make an appointment 877-526-2438.
Farmington Hills
27840 Independence St.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Karl Richter Center

300 East St.
Holly, MI 48442
Madison Heights
711 West 13 Mile Rd.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
OLHSA Building
196 Cesar E. Chaves Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48342
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
136 S. Washington St
Oxford, MI 48371


Fall into one of the below categories:
  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding up to 1 year after delivery
  • Postpartum up to 6 months after delivery
  • Infants
  • Children until their 5th birthday (Note: Parents, caregivers, and foster parents can apply for their infant and child)   
Must be a resident of Michigan
Meet income requirements, receive Medicaid OR food stamps.
If you do not receive Medicaid or food stamps, please see the income guidelines here.

What Does WIC Provide?

  • Supplemental foods 
  • One on one counseling with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Breastfeeding education and support 
  • Health care and community referrals
  • Project FRESH

What will I need to bring to my WIC appointment?

  • Proof of income or Medicaid Card
  • Proof of identification for the applicant (driver’s license, birth certificate)
  • Proof of applicant's address
  • Proof of pregnancy, if available (for Pregnant Women)

WIC Resources

OLHSA WIC Resources: Formula Shortage Info, Project Fresh, WIC Connect, & Fact Sheets
Oakland County Government WIC: Formula Recalls and WIC FAQs

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

The WIC program offers mother to mother breastfeeding education and support. WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide a valuable service to mothers by addressing the barriers of breastfeeding and providing education and support throughout pregnancy and mother’s breastfeeding journey.
Peer counselors provide:
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Breastfeeding support as baby grows
  • Milk supply concerns
  • Return to work support
  • Breast pump education
  • Encouragement to meet your breastfeeding goals
  • Latch and position coaching
  • Support via phone, text, video call, and in person
  • Referrals to lactation specialists
You can contact a Peer Counselors by calling 1-877-526-2438

Nutrition Counseling

Registered Dietitians and WIC nutritionists provide individualized nutrition information for participants. WIC Registered Dietitians can provide individualized high risk nutrition counseling for participants with special medical conditions or nutrition-related health issues. 

Health Care Referrals

WIC works closely with the health care community, receiving referrals from private and public health care providers and providing referrals as needed for health and social services.
WIC refers participants for immunizations, substance abuse counseling and treatment, prenatal care, smoking cessation, lead screening, the Healthy Kids/MI Child program, and many more.

Food Benefits

WIC provides foods rich in iron, calcium and fat to support a healthy diet for participants. The WIC food packages are designed to provide optimal nutrition for the participant’s age category and nutritional status. See below for the WIC Food Guide to see what foods qualify.

Effective March 1st, 2023:Only select Similac formula will be available for WIC shoppers. Alternative sizes will remain available.
Effective May 1, 2023: Alternative powder formula sizes will no longer be available for WIC shoppers. Powder formula can sizes of 12.4-12.6 oz only. 


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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