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Programs - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) - Your WIC Appointment

Your WIC Appointment

To schedule a WIC appointment with Island County Public Health, visit our Contact Information section for phone numbers and clinic addresses.
 
What to bring to your first WIC appointment:
 
  • If you, or your child, have a Washington medical services card (Provider One) bring the card for each family member you are asking to enroll in WIC.   A medical services card also serves as ID for children.
  • If you, or your family receive WA Basic Food bring your card and a recent receipt showing the remaining Basic Food balance (even a zero balance) to your WIC appointment.
  • If your family receives cash from DSHS bring your WA card and a recent receipt showing your cash balance (even a zero balance) to your WIC appointment.

All or any of the above is also documentation of residency.

If you do not have any of the above please bring the following to your WIC appointment:

  • Documentation of your household's source of income or wages
    • This applies to all members of the household.  Some examples of documentation include a paycheck stub, a current tax return, a letter from an employer, a Social Security check, a child-support check, or self-employed accounting records.  
    • Applicants and certain family members who receive Medicaid, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or Food Stamps automatically meet income eligibility by bringing acceptable proof of their participation in one of these programs - they do not have to bring other income documents.
  • Documentation of where you live with your current physical address
    • Examples include a utility or credit card bill, rent receipt, or business letter.
  • One document of identification for each person applying for WIC benefits and the adult responsible for the benefits
    • Examples of acceptable identification documents include a birth certificate, a driver's license, an immunization record, an employee or school identification care with picture, a Social Security card, or hospital records.

 What to expect at your first WIC appointment:

  • A simple health screening 
    • Health screening will include a height and weight measurement, a medical and health history and a diet recall and history to determine nutritional risk.
  • Determination of WIC eligibility
  • Counseling and referral to appropriate health and human services
  • Based on eligibility, you may receive checks for WIC foods at local grocery stores
WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, referrals to health and human services, breastfeeding support, and immunizations (at some clinics).  Food benefits are issued for each client.  Both fathers and mothers can receive and spend the benefits for their children.

 

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