Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
The National WIC Association stated December 21, 2018: "WIC remains open for business during the shutdown. WIC participants and retailers should be assured that WIC's operations will continue normally for the time being."
SHIAWASSEE COUNTY WIC OFFICE
PHONE: 989-743-2383 FAX: 989-743-2362
TOLL FREE: 1-800-859-4229
149 E. Corunna Ave. Corunna MI 48817
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7315 W. BEARD RD, SHAFTSBURG, MI 48882
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WIC CLINIC SCHEDULE:
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.
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:
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.
Clients who live in a homeless facility, shelter, or institution shall be considered eligible for the WIC Program and shall be treated equally with all other eligible clients.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM WIC?
WIC offers tips and advice to help you feed and care for your family in a healthy way. Our nutrition counselors and registered dietitians will work with you to meet your family's needs. We offer many Nutrition Education Options, including online education at http://www.wichealth.org/
WIC helps you find health care, immunizations, and gives referrals to other community programs.
Shiawassee County Physicians that Accept Medicaid
Shiawassee County Resource Guide
Shiawassee County Area Food Pantries
WIC gives you benefits for healthy foods for each participant. Click the links for the WIC FOOD GUIDE and Breastfeeding and Formula Benefits
WIC treats you the same no matter what your race, color, age, national origin, disability, or sex.
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 identity
You bring proof of address
You 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?
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 Breastfeeding and Formula Benefits - 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 the right amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals for your 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.
WIC CLIENT AGREEMENT
FRAUD & ABUSE
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.
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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider (2015)