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Infant Formula Information for Health Care Providers 

WIC provides infant formula to WIC participants as a food benefit.

 Standard Contract Formula

WIC provides contracted formulas as part of a federally mandated cost containment system. In accordance with federal regulations, all WIC formula fed infants may receive any one of the standard contract formulas (PDF) listed below.​

  Milk-based formulas:
  • Similac Advance
  • Similac Se​​nsitive
  • Similac Total Comfort
  Soy-based formula:
  • Enfamil ProSobee

More information on WIC formula contracts and the WIC program can be found on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.

 Medical Formulas and Nutritionals

A WIC participant may have a medical condition and need medical formulas or nutritionals that are not part of a WIC formula contract.​

Health Care Providers are encouraged to watch this five-minute video or read the letter below to understand the requirements and process to obtain a medical formula or nutritional from WIC.​ The referral flyer linked below is an additional resource on this topic.

See below for a listing of formulas and nutritionals provided by WIC. If prescribing a medical formula or nutritional that is not on this list, contact Formula@cdph.ca.gov​ to inquire about eligibility.

Health care providers may use the form below when requesting WIC-eligible formulas or nutritionals for their patients from WIC:

 Additional Resources

Health Care Providers can find more information and resources regarding WIC-formulas and referral forms to use when working with WIC patients below:

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