Women, Infants, Children (WIC)

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY WIC OFFICE

PHONE: 989-743-2383 FAX: 989-743-2362

TOLL FREE: 1-800-859-4229

110 E MACK ST, CORUNNA, MI 48867

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                                                                        SHAFTSBURG CLINIC

                                                                       PHONE: 517-675-4920

                                                   7315 W. BEARD RD, SHAFTSBURG, MI 48882

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                                                                       WIC CLINIC SCHEDULE:

 

CORUNNA

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.                                           

2nd Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

SHAFTSBURG

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

WHAT IS WIC?

 

WIC is a nutrition program that helps clients eat well and stay healthy.

The WIC program provides:

  • Nutrition education
  • One-on-one counseling about nutrition.
  • Michigan WIC Bridge Card benefits to buy healthy foods.
  • Support and help with breastfeeding
  • Referrals to health care, immunizations, and other programs.

WHO IS WIC FOR?

 

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who recently had a baby. You can stay on WIC for one year after your baby is born if you are breastfeeding, or for six months if not breastfeeding.
  • Infants from birth to one year of age
  • Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday.
  • Must live in Michigan and meet health, and income guidelines.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM WIC?

 

NUTRITION EDUCATION

WIC offers tips and advice to help you feed your family in a healthy way. (For internet access, go to http://www.wichealth.org/

INFORMATION

WIC helps you find health care, immunizations, and gives referrals to other community programs.

WIC FOODS

WIC gives you benefits for healthy foods for each participant. Click the links for the WIC FOOD GUIDE and INFANT FOODS  .

 

EQUAL TREATMENT

WIC treats you the same no matter what your race, color, age, national origin, disability, or sex.

 

FAIRNESS

You may ask for a hearing if you do not agree with WIC staff about your eligibility for WIC. Fair Hearing Information

WHAT HAPPENS AT YOUR WIC APPOINTMENT?

WIC checks to see if you or your child is eligible for WIC. This means:

You bring proof of identityYou bring proof of addressYou bring proof of income (pay stub, W-2, etc)

You and/or your child get your weight, height, and blood iron measured (just a quick finger stick)·

You talk to a health professional about good nutrition and healthy eating for you and your family.

If eligible, you get WIC benefits for you and/or your child.·

You make an appointment to come back in 1-3 months to receive more benefits and learn more about good nutrition and breastfeeding.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN ABOUT NUTRITION?

WOMEN

  • About healthy eating during pregnancy and after you have your baby
  • How to breastfeed

INFANTS

  • How to feed your baby
  • How to keep your baby healthy with good nutrition and physical activity

CHILDREN

  • How to feed your child
  • How to keep your child healthy with good nutrition and physical activity

WHAT ELSE WILL YOU LEARN?

When you are pregnant, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can hurt your unborn baby.·

Don’t use street drugs; don’t drink alcohol (beer, wine, wine coolers, liquor, or mixed drinks); don’t smoke cigarettes; and don’t take prescription drugs or over- the- counter medicine before asking your doctor·

Drug free means being a better mother too·

If you need help to stop using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, talk to someone in the WIC office, a doctor, or other health care or social service worker. They will know where you can go for help.

 

WHAT FOODS CAN I GET WITH MY MICHIGAN WIC BRIDGE CARD?

WIC FOOD GUIDE and INFANT FOODS - open link to see WIC food brochures.

WIC foods are good sources of protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. WIC food will help you eat more fiber and less fat. If a grocery store is out of one or more of the foods listed on your shopping list, call the state WIC office at 1-800-CALL- WIC (1-800-225-5942)

WIC BRIDGE CARD:

Check out at a lane designated for the MI WIC card. Some stores require you to separate your WIC food items from your other groceries. You can use coupons with your WIC card. You can look up your WIC benefits at www.ebt.acs-inc.com, if you forget your pin, or are having trouble with your pin call customer service at 1-888-678-8914.

 

BREASTFEEDING IS BEST!


Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. Breast milk has just he right amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals for the baby. It helps protect your baby from infections and illnesses. It also helps your baby’s eyes and brain develop. Breastfeeding is good for moms too. Breastfeeding helps you lose weight and keeps your bones healthy and also lowers your risk for breast, cervical and ovarian cancer. WIC Breastfeeding mother’s receive larger food packages and can receive benefits for one year, vs. 6mo. for non breastfeeding mothers.

Healthy newborns do not need water, sugar water, or formula. They only need mother’s first milk, colostrum.

 

For more information on breastfeeding or to find out about educational opportunities you can contact the Breastfeeding peer counselor at: 1-989-743-2428

You can view a guide to breastfeeding in PDF format by clicking here.

 

NUTRITION EDUCATION

If you have internet you can do your nutrition education online, if not you can make an appointment to come into the WIC office to do it and office staff can assist you in the process. You will receive a postcard in the mail from the WIC office notifying you that it is time to do your education. Once your education is complete your benefits for the next 3 months will be loaded.

To do nutrition education online go to: WICHEALTH.ORG

If you do not already have an account you will need to create an account to login.

Select a lesson from one of the five categories.

Answer the questions and click on one of the links to review.

When you are finished you will be asked to complete a short survey. Click on “Submit” to receive your certificate. Email the certificate by choosing the “Email” option. Email your certificate to wic@shiawassee.net

 

WIC FORMS:

WIC CLIENT AGREEMENT

ADD BABY FORM take to the hospital with you and have hospital staff fill out, call after baby is born to schedule your appointment to get baby added to WIC.

 

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 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all 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:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington D.C. 20250-9410;

 

Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

Email: program.intake@usda.gov

  

This institution is an equal opportunity provider (2015)