Need help with food and nutrition? Call (408) 792-5101 to check if you qualify for WIC.
Do You Have Your New WIC Card?
Say goodbye to paper checks! The new WIC card is like a debit card with a PIN, that you can carry in your wallet or purse. It is more convenient, faster, and easier to use.
Other exciting changes include:
- Mobile WIC Phone App. Check your balance, foods, and more from the convenience of your phone.
- Flexible spending. Spend a little or a lot on each grocery trip.
- Security. If you lose your card, benefits can be locked until you replace your card.
Do WIC Benefits Affect My Immigration Status?
No, WIC is not included in the public benefits considered in the "public charge" calculation. Using WIC does not influence whether a person, or their family members, is considered a "public charge" for immigration purposes. We look forward to helping your family make healthy choices, because everyone deserves access to healthy food. Learn how our County is responding to public charge.
Do I Qualify for WIC?
WIC serves low income pregnant and breastfeeding women and parents raising infants or children under the age of 5 years. Foster parents, guardians and single fathers who have custody of their children can also get WIC.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Children under 5 years of age who are cared for by a single father, grandparent, foster parent, step-parent or guardian may be eligible for the program as well. WIC provides breastfeeding promotion and support, nutrition tips, checks to buy healthy foods and some formula, and referrals to health care and community services.
WIC is a federal program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funding each year for program operations. The Food and Nutrition Service, which administers the program at the federal level, provides these funds to WIC state agencies (state health departments or comparable agencies) to pay for WIC foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and administrative costs.
Current WIC participants can visit WIC Health Online for free nutrition classes!
WIC Program News
September 10, 2019: Santa Clara County Upgrades to New WIC Card that Supports Families Purchasing Healthy Food
County of Santa Clara Public Health Department WIC Program Locations
Due to the current COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place order, the WIC Program is providing services only by phone at (408) 792-5101. All WIC offices operated by the County of Santa Clara are closed and in-person appointments cancelled.
WIC locations interactive map: Click on each dot to look for an office near you.