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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:  Julyl 1, 2016
Based on gross income* (before taxes) cannot exceed the following amounts:
Family Size 
Hourly
Weekly
Monthly 

Annually 

  1 

 $10.56

$423

$1,832

$21,978

 2

14.24

570

2,470 

 29,637

 3

17.93

715

 3,108

 37,296

 4

21.61

865

 3,747

 44,955

 5

25.29

1,012

 4,385

 52,614

 6

28.97

1,160

 5,023

 60,273

 7

32.66

1,307

 5,663

 67,951

 8

36.36

1,455

 6,304

 75,647

For Additional Family Members add $7,696 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/Wed/Th/Fri 8:30a - 5:00p, 
Late hours available on the first and third Wed 10a - 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: Third Tuesday of each month 9:00a - 4:00p

Appointments are required at all of our 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).
  • HELP WIC WORK!!!  To report vendor or client program abuse please call 1-800-CALL-WIC (toll free).  You can also report WIC fraud and abuse via email click here for more information. 

****WIC Client Connect****

  • Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC!
  • Locate a WIC office!
  • Find stores that accept WIC!
  • And so much more!!
****WIC Client Connect****


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.    

CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

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

USDA Non-discrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  

To file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-30127) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.