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Women, Infants & Children               (WIC Program)

WIC gives you access to healthy food, nutrition education and breastfeeding guidance. If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a mom with a child under 5, you can get the right personalized support for you and your family.  


ALL caregivers are welcome at WIC.  
Caregivers with a low to medium income and those who are part of other programs such as foster care, medical assistance, or SNAP are eligible.  Contact us for details.

We have resources, knowledge, and tools to help you be the parent you want to be. 

WIC services available for qualifying participants include:

  • Assessment of nutritional needs
  • Nutrition counseling and a variety of learning opportunities
  • Benefits for nutritious food (food packages vary depending on certification category)
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Project Fresh
  • Immunization assessment and referral
  • Hemoglobin and blood lead testing for eligible participants
  • Fluoride varnish for eligible participants
  • Referrals to other health and social service agencies


Find out if YOU may be eligible here:  ****WIC Client Connect****
Eligibility for Services:

  • Resident of the state of Michigan
  • Income eligible (see income guidelines below) or on Medicaid, Food Stamps, or FIP
Michigan WIC Income Guidelines – Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
Based on gross income* (before taxes) cannot exceed the following amounts:
Family Size 
Hourly
Weekly
Monthly 

Annually 

  1 

 $10.56

$423

$1,832

$21,978

 2

14.24

570

2,470 

 29,637

 3

17.93

715

 3,108

 37,296

 4

21.61

865

 3,747

 44,955

 5

25.29

1,012

 4,385

 52,614

 6

28.97

1,160

 5,023

 60,273

 7

32.66

1,307

 5,663

 67,951

 8

36.36

1,455

 6,304

 75,647

For Additional Family Members add $7,696 annually

Note: A pregnant woman is counted as one (1) plus the number of infants expected (1 or more)
when determining income eligibility for for the family.
 

MONROE COUNTY WIC CLINIC LOCATIONS:

Monroe County Main Office
2353 S. Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 240-7800
Fax: (734) 240-7902
Hours: Mon/Tu/Wed/Th/Fri 8:00a - 5:00p, 
Late hours available on the first and third Wed 10a - 7:00p

Temperance Clinic
Temperance Family Medical Center
8765 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 240-7800
Hours: Th 9:00a - 4:00p

Carleton Clinic:
Carleton Family Medical Center
130 Medical Center Drive
Carleton, MI 48117
(734) 240-7800
Hours: Third Tuesday of each month 9:00a - 4:00p

Appointments are required at all of our locations.  
To schedule a WIC appointment, please call 734-240-7800. 
  

  • For questions about breastfeeding, please call the BREASTFEEDING WARM LINE anytime day or night.  A Lactation Specialist will return your call within 2 business days.  734-240-7901.
  • For questions about your WIC appointment at the Monroe County Health Department - WIC Program, please call 734-240-7800.
  • Click here to locate Michigan stores that accept WIC:  ****WIC Client Connect****
  • For problems or questions about using your WIC EBT card please call 1-888-678-8914 (toll free).
  • To report your WIC EBT card lost or stolen or to change your PIN number please call 1-888-678-8914(toll free).
  • HELP WIC WORK!!!  To report vendor or client program abuse please call 1-800-CALL-WIC (toll free).  You can also report WIC fraud and abuse via email.  Click here for more information. 
  • For more information about the Michigan WIC Program visit: www.michigan.gov/wic
  • To find a WIC office anywhere in the United States: click here
Breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding is recognized worldwide by scientific and medical organizations as a means to improve infant nutrition and maternal health, promote child development, and reduce health disparities.  Research shows that when mothers are supported by family, friends, and employers and they get breastfeeding help from lactation consultants and breastfeeding peer counselors, they resolve problems quicker and become more satisfied with their infant feeding experience.  The Monroe County WIC Program can provide you with FREE information on breastfeeding; please call the BREASTFEEDING WARM LINE (734-240-7901) anytime day or night to learn more.  A Lactation Specialist will return your call within 2 business days.     

*Information about breastfeeding rates can be found here: CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

USDA 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 the 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 Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-30127) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of 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: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.