Apply Today!


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

The City of Long Beach Nutrition Services Division (NSD) - WIC Program - is committed to disseminating sound nutrition information and promoting healthy behaviors and active lifestyles. The Nutrition Services Division adheres to its mission by providing a wide variety of programs that include the following:

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling ProgramWIC Farmers Market

The WIC Program

The WIC Program is a Supplemental Nutrition Program that provides monthly Healthy Food Benefits, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to medical and social services in the community.

Our Vision

As a Platinum WIC Program, our dedicated and innovative team provides extraordinary, compassionate, and nurturing services to enhance wellness by promoting and supporting healthy habits for life. 

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the WIC Program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Newly pregnant individuals
  • A household gross income at 185% of the Federal poverty level.
  • Receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, or CalFresh benefits.
  • Live in California.
  • Be one of the following categories: pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children five years and under.
  • Be at a nutritional risk, determined by trained WIC staff.
  • Fathers, grandparents or foster parents taking care of children under the age of five.
  • Military Families
  • Working families and migrant families are also welcome to apply.

If eligible to receive WIC Program services, participants are provided with Healthy Food Benefits that are redeemable at authorized stores for specified foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk, cereal, eggs, cheese, juice, peanut butter, beans, canned fish, soy and tofu products and infant formula. For a complete list of items. Healthy Food Benefits are issued monthly and must be used within 30 days. Participants must also provide staff with proof of regular medical assessment. If eligibility continues, women may participate in WIC for six months after their baby's birth or up to one year if they are breastfeeding. Infants and children may participate until age five.

Application Procedures

Eligibility depends on income and working families may qualify. The following link will determine your eligibility for WIC benefits:

WIC Eligibility Assessment

If you qualify, call the WIC Program office at (562) 570-4242 or walk-in to one of our five sites. If available, please bring:

  1. Proof of income - Such as a paycheck stub, tax return, Medi-Cal card or letter from employer.
  2. Proof of address - Such as a utility bill, rent receipt or any letter received through the US mail.
  3. Identification - Such as a driver's license, passport, student ID, birth certificate or immunization card.
  4. Medical information - Current height and weight and current blood test for anemia for children over 6 month old; proof of pregnancy (if applicable).
  5. The person who is applying - Such as the mother or child; must be present at enrollment and all certification appointments.


Begin your online nutrition class here. 


WIC's Most Frequently Asked Questions 

Register to Vote

Register to vote in the State of California or if you have a change of address.

WIC is an equal opportunity provider.

California Department of Public Health

Contact us by Phone: (562) 570-4242
Contact us by Email at: