Nutrition for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
eWIC is here!
What you can expect from eWIC:
- No more paper vouchers! You get all your WIC benefits using a card that will work like a debit card.
- More convenient! You can buy just a few of your WIC foods at a time. The rest will still be in your WIC account for your next shopping trip.
- A faster, easier shopping trip! At most stores you won’t have to separate your WIC foods from your other purchases. Just be sure to to use your eWIC card first.
What is WIC?
WIC – the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – is a nutrition education and food supplement program for women, infants, and children with/or at risk of developing nutrition-related health problems. To receive WIC services, participants must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Participants must also have a medical or nutritional risk to qualify for WIC.
WIC services include monthly supplemental food benefits, health and nutrition screenings, individual nutrition counseling and group nutrition classes, and referrals to health and social services. In Tillamook County, the Main Clinic, North County, and South County Clinic provides WIC services. There is no charge for WIC services.
A nutrition education and supplemental food program for:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Non-breastfeeding women with infants under 6 months of age
- Infants and children under 5 years of age
Mothers, fathers, guardians, or foster parents are welcome to apply for their children.
WIC screens children for dietary concerns, iron deficiency, and growth concerns.
eWIC Card benefits for nutritious foods:
- Dried beans/peas
- Fruit juice
- Peanut butter
- Infant formula
May provide diet counseling with registered dietician.
May provide breast pumps.
Must be an Oregon resident, income eligible, and have a nutritional need.
If you currently receive TANF, Food Stamps, or the Oregon Health Plan, you are automatically income eligible.
Erica Johnson, WIC Coordinator/Nutritionist
To enroll in the program or schedule an appointment, contact Allison at 503-842-3943.