WIC

What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. This public health program is designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in targeted, at-risk populations. Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. 

Why get WIC for your family?
WIC provides supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five.

Women on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care.
Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates.
Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, and visit their doctors regularly.

Who is Eligible for WIC?

You are eligible if you meet all of the following:
  • *Live in Malheur County (Citizenship is not a requirement for participation)
  • *Are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding woman, an infant or a child under five years  old. *Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their  children.
  • *Have a nutritional need or risk
  • *Have a household income that is less than 185% of poverty guidelines.

What's new with WIC?

  • WIC has moved away from paper vouchers and now has an EBT card or "eWIC" card that participants can use to easily purchase WIC foods! 
  • New food options are coming to the WIC Food List in October 2016! Some additions include yogurt, tofu, whole wheat pasta & tortillas, canned beans, and new cereals just to name a few. See the latest list of WIC approved foods: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyPeopleFamilies/wic/Pages/foods.aspx
  • Oregon WIC has a WICshopper App to make it even easier to shop for foods


Get more with WIC:

Malheur County WIC participants and residents have access to the individualized expertise and support of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Dietitian.

*For more information about their services or to make a referral, please use the contact information below.


Contact Malheur County WIC :

541-889-7041
1101 S.W. 4th ST
Ontario, OR 97914
wic@malheurco.org