DCS North Macomb WIC Program
DCS North Macomb WIC Program
WIC is a cost-effective governmental health and nutrition education program that has shown a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes and on child growth and development. WIC serves Michigan residents who are:
- Breastfeeding, for up to one year postpartum
- Women who are not breastfeeding, for six months postpartum
- Children under 5 years old
- AND meet WIC income guidelines
To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. The guidelines for WIC are shown below.
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
Download Guidelines (Effective Date: July 1, 2016)
What happens in WIC?
WIC provides the following services to achieve positive health outcomes:
- Nutrition counseling and education
- Breastfeeding promotion and support
- An Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to purchase nutritious foods
- Immunization screening and referrals
- Health and social service referrals
WIC Health Professionals (Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses) meet with each participant to:
- Assess their diet and health history to identify nutritional needs and goals
- Provide nutrition counseling
- Determine the appropriate foods for that individual and explain how to get them at an authorized WIC retailer.
WIC Promotes Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding promotion and support is a key part of the Michigan WIC program is available at no cost to you.
WIC Clinic Information
Our WIC clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The third Tuesday of each month we are open until 7:00pm. We also offer online and "Quick WIC" nutrition education and Project FRESH vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables (seasonal).
To learn more about the DCS North Macomb WIC Program, or to see if you qualify, call us today: (586)749-5173 ext 233
To find a WIC provider anywhere in Michigan call: 1-800-26-BIRTH(24784)
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