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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Riverside County Department of Public Health

Health and nutrition program for low income pregnant women, new mothers, and children ages 0-5.

Services Offered

WIC • Pregnant Women • New Moms • Children • Nutrition Education • Food • Breastfeeding Support

Description

WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods, such as fruit and vegetables, whole grain cereal and bread, beans, nuts, dairy products, and baby food. WIC also provides:

-Nutrition education at WIC clinics
-Breastfeeding support
-Supplemental infant formula for babies who are not solely breastfed
-Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

Location

91275 66th Ave., Mecca, CA 92254 33.5684043 -116.0743576

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Eligibility

-For pregnant and postpartum women (up to 6 months after pregnancy), breastfeeding mothers (up to child's first birthday), and young children (up to 5th birthday).
-Must have household income at or below 185% of federal poverty guidelines($46,345 for a family of 4).
-Must be determined to be nutritionally at risk by medical provider or staff.

    Payment

  • This service is free

    Population

  • Children accepted
  • Teens accepted
  • Adults accepted
  • Accepts women

How to Apply

Click here to determine if you may be eligible for WIC. If you are eligible, call your local office to schedule an enrollment appointment, or click here to request an appointment. (Click here for hours of operation of each location.)

Every household member enrolling in WIC must be present at the appointment. You must bring the following documentation:

-Valid photo ID for all adults
-Proof of pregnancy (if applicable)
-Medi-Cal card
-Proof of income (pay stub, tax return, or letter from employer)
-Proof of address (e.g., lease or utility bill)
-Birth Certificate for each child under 5 years old
-Vaccination record for each child under 5 years old
-Physician referral (if available, otherwise assessment can be done in WIC office)

For questions or additional assistance, call WIC Customer Service at 800-455-4942. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm and the third Saturday of each month from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Other Locations

Cathedral City WIC
Program Phone: (800) 455-4942
68-615 Perez Rd., Suite 17-B
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Desert Hot Springs
Program Phone: (800) 455-4942
14320 Palm Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Indio WIC
Program Phone: (800) 455-4942
47923 Oasis St., Room NT1
Indio, CA 92201
Mecca WIC
Program Phone: (800) 455-4942
91275 66th Ave.
Mecca, CA 92254
Palm Springs WIC
Program Phone: (800) 455-4942
1515 N. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262