IMPORTANT INFORMATION
FOR WIC CLIENTS:
 


PROJECT FRESH coupons are
distributed annually to children,
pregnant and breastfeeding
women who are active
WIC participants 
on a first come/first served basis.  
Call 734-240-7905
for more information.
Distribution dates are
available here: 

 

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Questions about breastfeeding?

Click here for
breastfeeding information

Or call the
WIC Breastfeeding
warm line:
(734) 240-7901
  
  
 

   

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including local resources
 
 
 
 
 

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OR
 to complete your Nutrition
Education online
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
  
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about MI WIC EBT
OR
To check your WIC EBT
account balance
 
 
 
 
 
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Women, Infants & Children (WIC Program)

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program that provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

 

 

 

WIC services available for qualifying participants include:

  • Assessment of nutritional needs

  • Nutrition counseling and a variety of learning opportunities

  • Benefits for nutritious food (food packages vary depending on certification category)

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support

  • Project Fresh

  • Immunization assessment and referral

  • Hemoglobin and blood lead testing for eligible participants

  • Fluoride varnish for eligible participants

  • Referrals to other health and social service agencies

 Eligibility for Services:

  • Resident of the state of Michigan

  • Income eligible (see income guidelines below) or on Medicaid, Food Stamps, or FIP

Michigan WIC Income Guidelines – Effective Date:  May 12, 2014
Based on gross income* (before taxes) cannot exceed the following amounts:

Family Size 

Hourly

Weekly

Monthly 

Annually 

  1 

 $10.38

$416

$1,800 

$21,590

 2

13.99

560

2,426 

 29,101

 3

17.60

705

 3,051

 36,612

 4

21.21

849

 3,677

 44,123

 5

24.82

993

 4,303

 51,634

 6

28.43

1,138

 4,929

 59,145

 7

32.04

1,282

 5,555

 66,656

 8

35.65

1,427

 6,181

 74,167

For Additional Family Members add $7,511 annually

Note: A pregnant woman is counted as one (1) plus the number of infants expected (1 or more)
when determining income eligibility for for the family.
 
 
 
MONROE COUNTY WIC CLINIC LOCATIONS:
 
     Monroe County Main Office
     2353 S. Custer Road
     Monroe, MI 48161
     (734) 240-7905
     Fax: (734) 240-7902
     Hours: Mon/Tu/Th/Fri 8:30a - 5:00p, Wed 8:30a -7:00p
  
     Temperance Clinic
     Temperance Family Medical Center
     8765 Lewis Ave
     Temperance, MI 48182
     (734) 240-7905
     Hours: Th 9:00a - 4:00p
  
     Carleton Clinic:
     Carleton Family Medical Center
     130 Medical Center Drive
     Carleton, MI 48117
     (734) 240-7905
     Hours: Every other Tu 9:00a - 4:00p
 
 

Appointments are required at all locations.  To schedule a WIC appointment, please call 734-240-7905.   

  • For questions about breastfeeding, please call the BREASTFEEDING WARMLINE anytime day or night.  A Lactation Specialist will return your call within 2 business days.  734-240-7901.
  • For questions about your WIC appointment at the Monroe County Health Department - WIC Program, please call 734-240-7905.
  • For problems or questions about using your WIC EBT card please call 1-888-678-8914 (toll free).
  • To report your WIC EBT card lost or stolen or to change your PIN number please call 1-888-678-8914 (toll free).
  • To report vendor or client program abuse please call 1-800-CALL-WIC (toll free).  

 

Breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding is recognized worldwide by scientific and medical organizations as a means to improve infant nutrition and maternal health, promote child development, and reduce health disparities.  Research shows that when mothers get bresatfeeding help from lactation consultants and peer counselors and receive support from family, friends, and employers, they resolve questions and problems quicker and become more satisifed with their breastfeeding experience.  The Monroe County WIC Program can provide you with FREE information on breastfeeding and breastfeeding support avaliable in our community.  For questions about breastfeeding, please call the BREASTFEEDING WARMLINE anytime day or night.  A Lactation Specialist will return your call within 2 business days.  734-240-7901.    

 
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*For more information about the Michigan WIC Program visit: www.michigan.gov/wic


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