WIC is the federal Women, Infants, and Children program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). WIC is a public health prevention program that reduces low birth weight, improves immunization rates and promotes breastfeeding.
WIC serves working families, families receiving Apple Health (Medicaid), and foster children, and improves the health and nutritional status of pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under the age of 5. WIC provides health screenings, nutrition education, nutrient-rich foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other health and social services.
Almost half of all babies, one-third of pregnant women and one-quarter of children under the age of 5 in Washington state are in the WIC program.
Many eligible families miss out on WIC because they believe their income exceeds the WIC income standard.
If you have any questions, email your local Network Relations consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Provider Services at 1-800-454-3730.