Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC provides healthy food for mothers and young children

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WIC is offering services for all sites over the phone (Telehealth).

You can reach WIC staff by calling (989) 754-6111 Monday – Friday  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. As we strive to keep everyone safe, please do not come into the office unless we ask you.

WIC is a health and nutrition program that has demonstrated a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, child growth and development. Participants receive help with nutrition education and breastfeeding, as well as referrals to other health services.

Each month, more than 200,000 mothers, babies and children younger than age 5 receive nutritious foods from the Michigan WIC Program. WIC foods are worth $30-$112 or more per month for each participant.

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children up to age 5 years. It is a federally funded program that serves low- and moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care.

  • WIC foods are nutritious foods worth $40-$150 or more per month for each participant. Food is placed on a WIC EBT card which can be used at many grocery stores in the area.
  • One out of every two babies born in Michigan receives WIC benefits.
  • Pregnant women who participate in WIC have healthier babies.
  • WIC foods are provided to meet nutrient needs such as calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamins A and C.
  • Go to www.michigan.gov/wic for more information about the WIC Program and its most recent income guidelines.

Call (989) 754-6111 to make a WIC appointment for yourself or family member.

Site specific phone number when normal hours resume:

Roosevelt S. Ruffin – Wed. & Fri. 8:30am – 4:00pm  (989) 755-3627
Janes Street – Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 4:00pm  (989) 754-6111
Imlay City – Mondays 2:00pm – 7:00pm  (810) 724-3201

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Great Lakes Bay Health Centers offering this service: