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WIC Foods and Therapeutic Formula

WIC Authorized Foods and Shopping Guide

WIC Foods are the foods authorized by the California WIC Program. The WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide (WAFL SG) is an educational document for participants and WIC-authorized vendors to use at the grocery store to know which foods to buy/sell using WIC Food Instruments (FIs)/vouchers.

Therapeutic Formula

If a WIC contract formula is not appropriate for a participant, there may be a medical condition warranting the need for a therapeutic formula. Therapeutic formulas should be covered by the participant’s health plan when the clinician provides adequate medical justification. Should your participant be denied therapeutic formula coverage by his or her health plan (Medi-Cal or other health insurance), WIC may provide the therapeutic formula.

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