WIC

WIC is a program that promotes the nutritional health of low-income women, infants and children.

Services

  • Nutrition education classes (individual counseling and group classes)
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Breast pumps (in certain circumstances)
  • Monthly vouchers for supplemental, specifically prescribed nutritious foods
  • Information about and referral to other health programs like immunization and social service programs

How WIC helps

  • For women: Women on the WIC program eat better, have healthier babies and receive earlier prenatal care.
  • For infants: Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
  • For children: Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, visit their doctors more regularly and receive their shots on time.

Eligibility

To qualify for WIC, you must:

  • Live in Oregon
  • Be a woman who is pregnant or has just given birth, an infant or a child under 5 years old (or the father, guardian or foster parent of an eligible infant or child).
  • Have a household income less than 185% of federal poverty guidelines
  • Have a nutritional need or risk

The duration for which you are eligible for WIC varies.

  • Pregnant women can get WIC throughout pregnancy, plus two months after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding women can get WIC for up to one year after delivery.
  • Women who have just given birth but are not breastfeeding can get WIC until six months after delivery.
  • Children are evaluated every six months for continued eligibility and can get WIC until five years of age.

WIC income guidelines

See Oregon WIC Program Income Guidelines for:

  • Income eligibility criteria
  • Definition of “household” and “income”
  • What is included in your “income” for WIC eligibility

How to apply

Call us at 503-988-3503. Learn more about your WIC appointment.

WIC food list

View a list of WIC-approved foods: English | Spanish | Russian | Vietnamese | Chinese | Somali | Arabic