Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Infant formula shortage information has been updated on the California WIC app and MyFamily WIC formula availability website

Need help with food and nutrition? Call 1-408-792-5101 or Text 888-413-2698 to check if you qualify for WIC. 

California WIC Card

Do You Have Your New WIC Card?

Say goodbye to paper checks! The new WIC Card is like a debit card with a PIN, that you can carry in your wallet or purse. It is more convenient, faster, and easier to use.

Other exciting changes include:

  • Mobile WIC Phone App. Check your balance, foods, and more from the convenience of your phone.
  • Flexible spending. Spend a little or a lot on each grocery trip.
  • Security. If you lose your card, benefits can be locked until you replace your card. 

If you lost your WIC Card, forget your 4 digit PIN or want to check your food balance, call the number on the back of your card at 1-844-469-3264.

If you have problems and cannot get your WIC foods at the store, call the WIC Shopper Support Line at 1-800-852-5770.

If you want to ask other questions or need a replacement of your lost WIC Card, call the Santa Clara County WIC Program Main Line at 1-408-792-5101 or Text 888-413-2698.

 

Do I Qualify for WIC?

WIC serves low income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and parents raising infants or children under the age of 5 years. Foster parents, guardians and single fathers who have custody of their children can also get WIC.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Women could also apply if they had a pregnancy loss within the past six months. Children under 5 years of age who are cared for by a single father, grandparent, foster parent, step-parent or guardian may be eligible for the program as well. WIC provides breastfeeding promotion and support, nutrition tips, benefits to buy healthy foods and some formula, and referrals to health care and community services.

WIC is a federal program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funding each year for program operations. The Food and Nutrition Service, which administers the program at the federal level, provides these funds to WIC state agencies (state health departments or comparable agencies) to pay for WIC foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and administrative costs.

WIC supports the consumption of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and encourages shopping at farmers' markets. The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides coupons to eligible recipients for use at WIC-authorized Farmers' Markets and Farm/Roadside Stands between May and November of each year. The FMNP is in addition to their regular WIC benefits.

Current WIC participants can visit WIC Health Online for free nutrition classes!

 

WIC Program News

September 10, 2019: Santa Clara County Upgrades to New WIC Card that Supports Families Purchasing Healthy Food.

March 2022: WIC Fruits and Vegetables Benefit Increase Extended through September 2022.

May 20, 2022: Bay Area Health Officials Share Guidance to Navigate the U.S.' Infant Formula Shortage. 

August 1, 2022: WIC is changing to Similac brand milk-based formulas. Soy formula Enfamil ProSobee will stay the same. Visit MyFamily formula transition WIC website and buy the brand, type, size, and number of cans included in your WIC food balance. 

 

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department WIC Program Locations

WIC Lobbies are open for picking up WIC-Card, Farmer's Market Checks, and children's books . WIC continues to provide appointments and benefits by phone. In-person appointments are unavailable at this time.

WIC offices operated by the County of Santa Clara County WIC Program are currently providing services by phone. WIC lobbies are open for WIC-Card pick ups. In-person appointments are unavailable at this time. Call 1-408-792-5101 or text 888-413-2698 to schedule a phone appointment. For other WIC offices in Santa Clara County, please contact  Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley 408-960-0900, and Gardner Health Services at 408-254-5197.

Providers and other community agencies could refer a patient to WIC by visiting the Provider Site.

WIC locations interactive map: Click on each dot to look for an office near you.

Map of Santa Clara County

 

1. Tully Office

500 Tully Road
San Jose, CA  95111

Bus Route: 26

5. Sunnyvale Office

660 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Bus Route: 22, 55, 300

2. East Valley Office
1993 McKee Road, EVT #1
San Jose, CA 95116

Bus Route: 81, 71

6.San Jose Downtown Office (Medical Plaza)
725 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Bus Route: 22, 23, 522

3. Gilroy Office
7475 Camino Arroyo
Gilroy, CA 95020​

Bus Route: 71

7. Milpitas Office
143 N. Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Bus Route: 71, 66, 104  

4.Bascom Office
2406 Clove Drive, T-41
San Jose, CA  95128

Bus Route: 25, 62, 85 

 

 

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