Nutrition Services

WIC – Women, Infants, and Children Program

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.

The WIC Card will be here September 2019!

English videoSpanish video

The New WIC Card Training for Families

     English video

    Spanish video

The WIC Program provides

  • Monthly food checks to buy healthy foods. The average cash value of WIC checks 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

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.

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 conditions.

List of Providers

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

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, CalWORKs (TANF) or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits.
  • 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 do I bring to my first WIC appointment?

  • Each person who will be enrolling into the WIC program
  • Identification — for yourself & any children age birth to 5 years
  • Proof of address — a document verifying your current address
  • Proof of income — current documents such as, paycheck, tax return or letter from employer

What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?

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

Transportation Services

Located near public transportation.

Video Links

WIC Program Overview
Benefits of Breastfeeding in English
Benefits of Breastfeeding in Spanish

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
  • Thursday 8:00 am to 6:30 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”

Program Eligibility

WIC Program

  • 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

  • All IHC prenatal patients receiving Medi-Cal.

Medical Nutrition Services (MNT) Services

  • IHC medical providers will refer to the MNT dietitians as needed.

Insurance and Payments Accepted

WIC Program

  • WIC is a free service for those who qualify.

CPSP Program

  • IHC prenatal patients receiving Medi-Cal.

Medical Nutrition Services (MNT) Services

  • IHC medical providers will refer to the MNT dietitians as needed.