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WIC Program

What is WIC?WIC office

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy.

What are the goals of the WIC program?

  • To decrease the complications of pregnancy
  • To prevent low birth weight babies
  • To decrease iron deficiency anemia
  • To promote and support breast feeding
  • To improve the health of participants during critical times of growth and development

What can I get at WIC?

  • Nutrition education
  • Supplemental foods
  • Help with breast feeding
  • Referrals for medical care and other services
  • The specific nutritious foods provided to participants include milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, iron-fortified cereal, juices, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, larger food packets for exclusively breast-feeding women

Whom can WIC help?

Persons who are:

  • Pregnant, breast feeding, or just had a baby
  • Children under 5 years old including foster children
  • Families with a low to medium income (185% or less of the federal poverty level) Working families may qualify

How do I apply for WIC services?

Call to make an appointment and find out which documents you need to bring with you. At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify.

Madera County Public Health Department WIC Program
14215 Road 28
Madera, CA 93638
Fax: 559-675-7612
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Call Toll Free

WIC Program Oakhurst
40325 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Fax: 559-642-0749
Family Resource Center
405 Trinity Ave.
Chowchilla, CA 93610

WIC Links

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311