WIC – Women, Infants, and Children Program

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WIC, the is a federally funded nutrition program that helps pregnant women, postpartum mothers, infants and young children up to the age of 5 to eat well, be active, and stay healthy.

Information for new participants

English videoVídeo en español 

Enrollment Handouts

  1. Welcome to WIC Handout ENGLISH | SPANISH

  2. WIC Phone App Setup ENGLISH | SPANISH

  3. WIC Shopping Guide ENGLISH | SPANISH

  4. Your WIC Foods ENGLISH | SPANISH

  5. Understanding Your WIC Food Balance – Ounces of Foods ENGLISH | SPANISH

  6. Shopping Support ENGLISH | SPANISH

Visit www.myfamily.wic.ca.gov for more information

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Class

Video – English

Video – Spanish

Santa Clara County Farmers’ Market Locations

The WIC Program provides

  • Monthly healthy foods. The average cash value of WIC per participant is about $65 a month
  • Infant formula if needed
  • Tips to help families eat well and stay healthy
  • Nutrition classes on-site or online
  • Farmers’ Market food checks in the summer
  • Social Service referrals such as Medi-Cal and CalFresh
  • Breastfeeding support and supplies
  • Help in finding medical and dental services

Contact Information

408-960-0900 for all WIC sites.

Locations and Hours

San Jose Main Site

1685 Westwood Drive Suite 4 San Jose, CA 95125

  • Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Silver Creek Site

1642 East Capitol Expressway San Jose, CA 95121

  • Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

IHC Pediatric Center

2039 Forest Ave. Suite 105, San Jose,95128

  • Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am -1:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Resources

Santa Clara County Social Services
EatFresh.org
Second Harvest Food Bank
Head Start
The California Department of Public Health – WIC Program

Success Stories

“I would like to take this time to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do. I look at my healthy, strong, breastfed 18 month old and know that I could not have done this without WIC. Days go by where I don’t know if I’ll have to feed my child “Top Romaine” for dinner. I think about how many days will pass without my son eating not one fruit or veggie . . . or eat at all. But I don’t have to think about these things for long because the WIC program bridges that gap for my son. So I send one million thank yous and hugs and kisses.” — WIC Participant, CA”

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Get WIC?

To qualify for WIC, you must meet income guidelines and be in any of the categories below:

  • A pregnant woman
  • A woman breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
  • A woman who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months
  • A baby up to his or her first birthday
  • A child up to his or her fifth birthday

Not sure if you qualify?

  • You may qualify if you receive Medi-Cal or CalWORKs
  • Babies and children cared for by their fathers, other guardians, or foster parents are also eligible.
  • Working families and migrant families are also welcome to apply.

What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?

  • A review of the WIC program services & benefits, including “How to use your WIC Card” Welcome to WIC video.
  • An Individualized Nutrition Assessment for each qualifying member of your family.

WIC Program

  • WIC is a free service for those who qualify. WIC is not part of Public Charge determination.
  • Pregnant or recently had a baby.
  • Have an infant or child under the age of five.
  • At or below: WIC Income Guideline Table
  • Foster parent of a child under the age of five.
  • Working families and those on unemployment may qualify for WIC.
  • If receiving Medi-Cal, TANF or SNAP services may qualify for WIC.
  • Migrant workers may qualify for WIC and are encouraged to apply.

CPSP Program

CPSP, the comprehensive perinatal services program, provides a wide range of services to Medi-Cal prenatal women. In addition to standard obstetric services, women receive enhanced services in the areas of nutrition, psychosocial and health education. All IHC prenatal patients who are receiving Medi-Cal.

MNT Services

MNT, medical nutrition therapy, is nutrition counseling, monitoring and evaluation provided by a Registered Dietitian to a variety of patients that typically results in the prevention, delay or management of diseases and/or condition. IHC medical providers will refer to the MNT dietitians as needed.

List of Providers

  • Gina Schlocker, RD, WIC/Nutrition Director
  • Kristi Blumstein, MA, RD, CDE, CPSP Coordinator
  • Brittany Washington, MS, RD, Nutrition Education Coordinator