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WIC: WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN

The City of Long Beach Nutrition Services Division WIC Program provides  healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to medical and social services to its community.


Set up an appointment with us today! Call 562.570.4242, text us at 888.410.3674 OR email Health-WIC@longbeach.gov

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.

Do I qualify?

To be eligible for the WIC Program you must meet the income guidelines and be in any categories below:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding a baby under the age of one
  • Had a baby within the last six months
  • Have a child under the age of five
  • Experienced a pregnancy loss/termination

WIC is available to anyone who lives in California and meets the program guidelines regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. We welcome newly pregnant individuals, military families, working families, migrant families, fathers, foster parents and legal guardians with eligible children. Families who receive Medi-Cal/Medicaid, CalFresh/SNAP, or CalWorks qualify. WIC is not considered a part of public charge. Participating in the WIC program does not affect the immigration status of anyone currently in the U.S.

Learn More

California Families Grow Healthy with WIC Brochure: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

What do I bring to my first WIC appointment?

Each person who will be enrolling in the WIC program must be present and bring the following:

  • Identification — for yourself and any children age birth to 5 years
  • Proof of address — a document verifying your current address
  • Proof of income — current documents such as paycheck, tax return, or letter from employer

What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?

We will review all WIC program services and benefits, including the following videos:

  • Welcome to WIC
  • WIC Foods
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Foods for Infants and Moms Who Breastfeed
  • California WIC Card
  • Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

We will also conduct an Individualized Nutrition Assessment for each qualifying member of your family. 

Shopping is easy with the WIC card and app!

Shopping for your WIC foods has never been more convenient or private. The California WIC card works all over the state. Use the California WIC app to check your food benefit balance and find stores near you.

Shopping with Your WIC Card:
English | Español

 

If your next WIC appointment is a class, take it online! 

Our online education classes are an easy way to learn about healthy living. Complete your online education on your own time using our web-based nutrition education system. Choose from a variety of lessons available in several languages.

GO to WIC Classes


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WIC's Most Frequently Asked Questions: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

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health-wic@longbeach.gov

 

WIC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER