WIC is a program that promotes the nutritional health of low-income women, infants and children.
- 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
- Women on the WIC program eat better, have healthier babies and receive earlier prenatal care.
- Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
- Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, visit their doctors more regularly and receive their shots on time.
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
Video: WIC Program Overview
Tools for Healthy Eating
- Choose My Plate Nutrition information for all ages
- Let's Move Healthy eating and physical activity
- Food Hero Healthy, budget-friendly, kid-friendly recipes and nutrition tips
- Women's Health Breastfeeding information and support
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