Who is eligible?
- Pregnant women
- Women breastfeeding an infant up to the infant’s first birthday
- Postpartum women up to six months after delivery or end of pregnancy
- Infants and children up to their fifth birthday
- Foster families and/or non-traditional caregivers
You or a friend may qualify for this program:
Pregnant woman is counted as one + number of infants expected.
Note: A temporary decrease in income, such as during an unpaid maternity leave, may also qualify you and your family for WIC.
We offer guidance for nursing moms:
- Advice on breastfeeding issues: positioning, latch, milk production, and returning to work
- Breast pumps and other nursing aids
A Community of Experts and Peers
We offer families support with a network of:
- Healthcare professionals
- Immunization services
- Additional social services
- Other families to share experiences and support
To check eligibility and schedule an appointment on-line, visit the WIC Client Connect website or call 1-800-221-0294 for more information.
Is WIC Effective?
Yes! WIC is a proven effective health care program. Evaluations of WIC show that:
- WIC encourages pregnant women to see their physicians earlier and receive timely prenatal care.
- WIC improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full term pregnancies.
- WIC participation improves the diet of pregnant women and improves the length of pregnancy and infant birth weight.
- WIC participation reduces infant mortality by reducing the incidence of low birth weight infants (under 5 ½ pounds). Low birth weight infants are at greater risk for breathing problems, brain injuries, and physical abnormalities.
- WIC significantly reduces anemia among preschool children.
- WIC children are better immunized and more likely to have a regular source of health care.
Please bring with you to your appointment:
- Proof of residency
- Proof of Identity
- Proof of income
- Person that is being enrolled in WIC
- Proof of pregnancy (if indicated)
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 PM. If these hours are difficult for you, please ask the WIC staff about our late clinic. You must have an appointment to receive WIC benefits and services.
DHD4 offers interpretation services through a language line.
Introducing WIC Client Connect!
WIC at your fingertips! Use this new website to access your benefit information and other important information about your WIC account. Click here to create you Client Connect account.
For individuals new to WIC:
- Learn about WIC
- See if you are eligible for WIC
- Find WIC clinics or grocery stores near you
Current WIC Clients can:
- Ask for an appointment
- Find out when your next appointment is
- Find your benefit balance
WIC Project FRESH-Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Program (FMNP) is known in Michigan as Project FRESH and administrated by the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program. WIC Project FRESH helps to provide healthy and nutritious produce to Michigan WIC participants, while fostering economic development by promoting our state’s diverse agricultural products. The program provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC participants with eligible, locally grown, fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers, farmers’ markets and roadside stands throughout Michigan.
How Do WIC Project FRESH Coupons Work?
Enrolled WIC participants, excluding infants, may be eligible to receive a $25 booklet containing five, $5 coupons to be used June 1st through October 31st in the year the booklet is issued. It is the responsibility of the WIC local agency staff to identify eligible participants and issue coupons at either the local WIC agencies, farmers’ markets, or roadside stands.
What May Be Purchased With WIC Project FRESH Coupons?
WIC Project FRESH coupons can only be used to buy eligible, locally grown, fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers, farmers’ markets and roadside stands. WIC participants are encouraged to use all their coupons during the season to help meet their special nutritional needs. They are especially encouraged to buy broccoli, carrots, potatoes, squash, peaches, apples and tomatoes. A variety of produce rich in vitamins A, C, and folic acid are emphasized.
How Do WIC Participants Know Which Farmers’ Markets Are Authorized?
To assist clients, all authorized farmers, farmers’ markets, and roadside stands, will have a laminated yellow poster stating: “Project FRESH Coupons Accepted Here” posted at their stands. In FY 2016, 1,394 Michigan farmers, 138 Michigan farmers’ markets, and 164 roadside stands were authorized to accept WIC Project FRESH coupons. WIC Project FRESH served more than 27,000 clients through 48 local health agencies in 77 counties in Michigan.
How Do Farmers Become Involved In The WIC Project FRESH Program?
Farmers, Farmers’ Markets, and Roadside stands interested in the WIC Project FRESH Program should contact Lissa Smith BEFORE APRIL 1st of each year at (517) 335-8901 or at SmithL77@michigan.gov.
How Do Clients Get WIC Project FRESH Coupon Booklets?
WIC clients wanting more information on WIC Project FRESH coupons must contact their local WIC Clinic.
FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by 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 program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and 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
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