Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Need help with food and nutrition? Call (408) 792-5101 or text (888) 413-2698 to check if you qualify for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program

California WIC Card


What is WIC?

WIC gives free healthy eating support to pregnant people, new parents, and children up to age five.

WIC services include:

  • Healthy eating tips and health information
  • Breastfeeding tips and support
  • Monthly help to buy healthy foods
  • Connection to health care and other local programs


    People can get WIC if they meet the income guidelines, need healthy foods, and are one of the following:

    • People who:
      • Are pregnant
      • Gave birth or lost a pregnancy within the past 6 months
      • Are breastfeeding a baby younger than 1 year old
    • Infants (up to the infant’s first birthday)
    • Children (up to the child’s fifth birthday)

    You may be able to get help if you:

    • Have Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF) and/or CalFresh (Food Stamps/SNAP)
    • Are a foster child or are cared for by your father, grandparent, or a legal guardian
    • Are a working family, which includes military and migrant families

    Check this WIC tool for the income guidelines and to see if you can get help.

    Applying for WIC is easy. Call (408) 792-5101 or text (888) 413-2698 to get started.

    WIC staff will see if you are eligible by checking the following:

    • Identification for you and any children from birth to 5 years old
      •  For example, photo ID, Medi-Cal card, birth certificates
    • Proof of current address
      • For example, phone bill, water bill, or rental leases
    • Proof of monthly household gross income
      • For example, paycheck, tax return, child support, bank account statement, letter from work, letter of unemployment or disability, Medi-Cal card
    • Proof of pregnancy or pregnancy loss
      • For example, ultrasound picture or a doctor’s note for lost pregnancy within the past 6 months

    WIC staff will ask you some health and nutrition questions, and tell you what the WIC program can offer you. Here are some videos and links for more information:

    Welcome to WIC Videos

    WIC App

    Shopping for WIC Foods

    Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

    Breastfeeding Support

    Nutrition and Health

    WICHealth Online Nutrition Education

    Say goodbye to paper checks! The new WIC Card is like a debit card with a PIN. You can carry it in your wallet or purse. It is 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. 

    Call the local WIC Office at (408) 792-5101 or text (888) 413-2698

    • to apply for WIC
    • to make an appointment
    • to ask questions
    • to get a replacement for your lost WIC Card

    Call the WIC Card Customer Service at 1 (844) 4MY-FAMILY or (844) 469-3264

    • to activate, set up, or reset the PIN on your WIC-Card
    • to check your food balance

    Call the Family Service Line at (800) 852-5770 

    • to report WIC foods you think are authorized, but did not go through at the store
    • to report violations, abuse, or fraud

    WIC program news

    August 2022:  WIC is changing to Similac brand milk-based formulas starting August 1, 2022. Soy formula Enfamil ProSobee will stay the same. Check out the WIC App and Formula Transition website for more information.

    January 2023:  WIC Fruits and Vegetables Benefit Increase Extended through September 30, 2023.

    California WIC Program Updates: Learn more about what is new with the California WIC program.

    County of Santa Clara Public Health Department WIC program locations

    WIC offices run by the County of Santa Clara County Public Health Department are now making appointments and giving benefits by phone. In-person appointments are available.

    For other WIC offices in Santa Clara County, please contact  Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley at (408) 960-0900 or Gardner Health Services at (408) 254-5197.

    Providers and other community agencies can refer a patient to WIC through the Provider Site.

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


    1. Tully office

    500 Tully Rd.
    San Jose, CA  95111

    Bus Route: 26

    5. Sunnyvale office

    660 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
    Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    Bus Route: 22, 56, 522

    2. East Valley office
    1993 McKee Rd., EVT #1
    San Jose, CA 95116

    Bus Route: 81, 71

    6. San Jose downtown office (Medical plaza)
    725 E. Santa Clara St.
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Bus Route: 22, 23, 522

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

    Bus Route: 84

    7. Milpitas office
    143 N. Main St.
    Milpitas, CA 95035

    Bus Route: 47, 66  

    4. Bascom office
    2406 Clove Dr., T-41
    San Jose, CA  95128

    Bus Route: 25, 62, 85 


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    For more information, visit the MyFamily WIC website, and the California Department of Public Health WIC website

    WIC is a program of the California Department of Public Health. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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