Nutrition for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

COVID

COVID-19 Updated Clinic Operations

Our WIC clinics are currently operating remotely, mostly by telephone.
A member of our WIC team will call you at the scheduled day/time of your appointment.
Arrangements can be made for you to pick up or drop off items, as needed.
Paperwork that you may be asked to review/sign:

Participant Signature Form
Forma Para la Firma del Participante
参与者签名表

My Rights and Responsibilities
Mis Derechos y Responsabilidades
我的权利与职责

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.

Oregon Health Authority: Shopping with eWIC

 

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.

 

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.

Oregon Health Authority: Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

 

Benefits

  • WIC screens for a variety of potential health and nutrition concerns, such as iron deficiency, nutrient intake and growth
  • WIC provides nutrition education and health information that is up to date and relevant for your family
  • WIC program staff provide referrals to other community agencies such as dental, health, housing or other food assistance
  • You will receive a supplemental food package, which includes foods like fruits & vegetables, milk, cheese, eggs, beans/peas, peanut butter, cereal, fruit juice and infant formula (click here to view the current food list)
  • You may receive nutrition education and diet counseling from our registered dietitian
  • Access to breastfeeding support and support in obtaining a breast pump, if needed.

How the WIC Program Supports Breastfeeding

 

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to participate in the WIC program if you/your family meet the following requirements:

  • Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman or an infant/child under the age of 5
  • Live in Oregon
  • Have a household income of less than 185% of the federal poverty limit (if you participate in Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid, SNAP or TANF you are automatically income eligible)
  • Have a nutritional need or risk

Oregon Health Authority: WIC Income Guidelines

 

Tillamook County WIC Staff:

  • Tish Greer, WIC Program Assistant
  • Erica Johnson, WIC Coordinator/Nutritionist
  • Allison Bonato-Garcia, WIC Clerk

 

To enroll in the program or schedule an appointment, contact Allison at 503-842-3943.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider / Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

View Oregon WIC’s full non-discrimination statement