Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
To find out if your eligible for WIC, call your local office today.
Luce: (906) 293-5107, ext 324 Mackinac: (906) 643-1100, ext 217
Alger: (906) 387-2297, ext 401 Schoolcraft: (906) 341-6951, ext 102
To find the WIC Clinic nearest to you, call:
Nutrition counseling, assessment of growth and development, and supplemental food benefits are provided to families with pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Registered nurses and a registered dietician provide teaching and counseling to families.
WIC is for pregnant and breastfeeding women, postpartum women (up to 6 months), infants from birth to 12 months, and children from 1 to 5 years who are also:
Residents of the State of Michigan
Income eligible - at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or on Medicaid or food stamps
Determined to have a nutrition and/or health risk.
Click here to learn more about WIC.
COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR MICHIGAN WIC FAMILIES:
The safety and health of your family is WIC’s top priority during the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). To protect all families and staff, your local WIC clinic may be closed, may have changed its hours or may be providing remote assistance.
If you have a scheduled WIC appointment and have not yet been contacted by WIC staff, please call ahead of your appointment to make sure the clinic is open.
To find your local WIC clinic, you may:
• Call 211.
• Download the WIC Connect mobile app (available for Android and iPhone).
• Visit the Michigan WIC Client Connect online portal.
• Visit the Michigan WIC Directory.
What if my WIC clinic is closed? Will I still be able to use my benefits?
Yes. In many cases, if you are a current WIC client, benefits may be added to your WIC EBT card remotely.
If your current WIC clinic is unable to serve you, you may contact a different WIC clinic in your area.
What if I can’t reach anyone at my local WIC clinic?
Please call the Michigan WIC Division at 1-800-942-1636. Select option 1, then option 2 to speak with a WIC staff person.
What if my usual grocery store is out of my WIC foods or infant formula?
If you can’t find your WIC foods at your regular grocery store, please use the WIC Connect mobile app or Michigan WIC Client Connect to find another WIC grocery store nearby.
If you cannot find your WIC infant formula in grocery stores, please contact your local WIC clinic and ask for help. It is not safe to make your own infant formula at home.
To submit a vendor complaint, please email MDHHS-WICVendor@michigan.gov with the food item(s) that you were not able to find, as well as the name and location of the store.
Is it safe to breastfeed during the COVID-19 outbreak?
The most up-to-date information may be found at the CDC on breastfeeding and COVID-19 website.
Where can I get breastfeeding support?
During this uncertain time, it is extremely important that our WIC families continue to receive breastfeeding support. If you are unable to reach your local agency peer counselor for support, please call (833) 649-4223.
Who can get WIC and how do I sign up?
If you are pregnant, have just had a baby or have children under 5 years old, WIC is here to help! WIC provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support and other resources.
If you are a new WIC client, please contact your local WIC clinic to schedule an appointment.
What other food resources exist in my community?
Local food pantries may provide help.
Many Summer Food Service Program sites are open because of COVID-19.
WIC continuing nutrition education is available through www.wichealth.org. Please let us know when you complete it so we can add your WIC benefits and schedule your next appointment.
WIC Client Connect:
With WIC Client Connect you can set up an account and find out when your next appointment is, the balance of your WIC benefits, find grocery stores, or learn more about WIC.