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Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

 

WIC is a nutrition education program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children learn how to eat well and stay healthy.  WIC works to improve the health and nutrition of women and children during critical years of a child's development.

 

How does WIC help?

  • WIC reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality
  • WIC reduces low birthweight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy
  • WIC improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children
  • WIC reduces iron deficiency anemia in children
  • Pregnant women in WIC receive prenatal care earlier
  • Children in WIC are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and have more up-to-date immunizations
  • WIC helps get children ready to start school -- children who receive WIC benefits have improved intellectual development
  • WIC improves children's diets

Who is eligible for WIC?

You may be eligible for WIC if you:

  • Income eligibility criteria

  • Definition of “household” and “income”

  • What is included in your “income” for WIC eligibility

What will I get from WIC?

  • Health screenings

  • Nutrition education

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support

  • Information about other health and social services

  • Monthly checks for supplemental nutritious food

Where are WIC services located?

  • WIC services are provided in Drain, Canyonville, Glendale, Myrtle Creek, Sutherlin, Reedsport, and Roseburg. WIC Classes are offered monthly, on a variety of nutrition topics, at all clinic sites.

  • Clinics are offered Monday through Friday by appointment in Roseburg. Call (541) 440-3516 for appointment times.

  • Clinics are also held monthly in Canyonville, Drain, Sutherlin, Myrtle Creek, Reedsport, and Glendale. Call (541) 440-3516 to schedule appointments.

  • Click here for a list of WIC programs in other Oregon counties

  • Click here for a monthly clinic schedules and updates

What kind of foods will I get?

  • Each month, WIC provides checks that are used at local grocery stores to buy approximately $100 worth of nutritious foods.

  • Women and children receive milk, cheese, eggs, dried beans and/or peanut butter, fruit juice, whole grains, breakfast cereal, and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.  Fully breastfeeding moms also receive canned fish, like tuna, salmon, and sardines.

  • Babies receive baby foods and, if needed, infant formula.

How do I apply?

In Douglas County, call (541) 440-3516 to check your eligibility and make an application appointment.  In Reedsport, call (541) 271-4835.

Please be sure to bring the following to your appointment:

  • All people applying for WIC, including babies and children
  • Proof of identity for all persons applying
  • Proof of your family's residence
  • Proof of income for the entire family

Where can I get more information?

 

How to Reach Us
 

Public Health
621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: (541) 440-3516
Toll Free: 1-(800) 234-0985
Fax: (541) 957-3704
TTY: (541) 440-3548

 

WIC online classes

Click HERE

 

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