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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)​

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WIC is a program that provides healthy foods and expert advice on nutrition, health, and breastfeeding to families during critical periods of growth and development.

The California Department of Public Health/Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Division relies on health care providers like you to refer eligible families to WIC.

Learn More

Use the links below to navigate to specific topics.

​1. About WIC​
2. Refer Patients to WIC
3. WIC Breastfeeding Services​
4. WIC Formulas
5. WIC Outreach Materials​
6. Additional Resources

 About WIC

In this section, resources are provided to help you learn how WIC helps protect and promote the health of eligible families throughout California.​

 Refer Patients to WIC

Do you have patients who could benefit from WIC? You can fill out and submit the referral forms below to refer pregnant, postpartum, and/or pediatric patients to WIC. Please note that a referral does not guarantee enrollment/certification in WIC, as applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements.​

To be eligible for WIC services, some WIC applicants must provide proof of pregnancy (if applicable), height and weight measurements and blood work.

Learn more at the webpages listed below:

 WIC Breastfeeding Services

​As a health care provider, you are an important source of breastfeeding information. You and your staff play a critical role in promoting exclusive breastfeeding and increasing breastfeeding duration. More information on how health care providers can support breastfeeding families can be found in this section.​

 WIC Formulas

WIC provides standard contract formulas as part of a federally mandated cost containment system. More information on WIC formulas and how to request medical formula and nutritionals can be found in this section.​

 WIC Outreach M​aterials​

Help us connect families with WIC! Health care providers can find electronic communications and outreach materials in this section to share with patients.

​       California Families Grow Healthy with WIC Flyer: English (PDF, 2.52MB) | Spanish (PD​F, 1.80MB)

       Choose Less Juice, More Water Flyer: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Use the order form below to order print brochures for sharing with patients.

 Additional Resources

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