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COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR WIC FAMILIES

The safety and health of your family is WIC's utmost priority during the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). To protect all families and staff, your local WIC offices may be offering services by phone or online until further notice.

Please call your WIC office ahead of your appointment to ask about completing it over the phone or online.

CDPH guidance for pregnant and breastfeeding women

CDPH guidance for vaccination during pregnancy

What if my WIC office is closed?

Your WIC benefits can be added to the California WIC card remotely. WIC staff may call or text you to confirm information about your account. Eligible families who do NOT have a California WIC Card may get a card mailed to them. Please check in by telephone or follow your WIC office’s website or social media for updates.

What if I can't contact my local WIC office?

Please contact the CDPH WIC Division State Headquarters:

     Email: WIC@cdph.ca.gov

     Call toll free: (800) 852-5770

How can I get WIC if I lost my job from COVID-19?

If you or someone you know has been financially affected by the pandemic and are pregnant, just had a baby, or have children under the age of five, WIC is accepting applications for new families and is here to help provide healthy foods and other resources. Eligible families, dads, grandparents and foster parents caring for eligible children should contact their local WIC office for more information.

You can find your local WIC office here: WIC Clinic Search

Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC.

How do I obtain therapeutic formula?

If your child receives therapeutic formula and you are unable to get it from your local WIC office, please call (800) 852-5770.

You may also email requests to formula@cdph.ca.gov.

Please send a copy of your Pediatric Referral Form to formula@cdph.ca.gov.

Helpful Resources

General Information

Find up-to-date information and services regarding California's Coronavirus (COVID-19) response at covid19.ca.gov.

Vaccination appointments for individuals aged 12+ can be made by visiting myturn.ca.gov. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those between the ages of 12 and 17 to receive a vaccination. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.

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