Women, Infants & Children

WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program

WIC is a supplemental health and nutrition program created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide healthy foods and improve health outcomes for low to moderate income families. WIC provides food benefits, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and community referrals to qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five.

  

To apply for WIC benefits, you must -make an appointment at your local WIC agency. OLHSA WIC has five locations in Oakland County, including Pontiac, Holly, Farmington Hills, Madison Heights, and Oxford. To make an appointment at one of these clinic locations, please call 877-526-2438.

 

C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington

27835 Shiawassee Rd.
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

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WIC SERVICES?

You are eligible if you meet ALL the following requirements:

1)  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)         

2)  Michigan resident

3)  Meet income requirements, receive Medicaid OR food stamps 

·       If you do not receive Medicaid or food stamps, please see the income guidelines below.


 2019-20 WIC Income Guidelines

Click HERE for Guidelines

 

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?

There are a few items you will need to bring to your 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)

 

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 and support
  • Latch and positioning checks
  • Breast pump problem solving
  • Personalized plans for returning to work/school
  • Assistance with milk supply concerns
  • Encouragement to meet your goal
  • Infant Feeding Classes
  • 24/7 Telephone Support
  • Referrals for IBCLC consultations, breastfeeding supplies, support groups and more!

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 issue.

 

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.

 

RIGHTS

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.