(WIC) Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program
The WIC Program provides free, for those who qualify, nutrition education; food vouchers; breastfeeding support; and referrals for low-income, pregnant women and low-income children under the age of five (5). WIC is an equal opportunity program.
Services | Service Hours | Who is this program for? | Eligibility & How to Apply | Additional Information
NEW!! Beginning Friday, May 31, 2013 through the end of September, the WIC Program at the Public Health Clinic will be OPEN on Fridays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Other services offered at the Public Health Clinic will remain CLOSED on Fridays.
The WIC Program offers services in the following areas:
- Food vouchers that can be used to purchase foods high in protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C.
- Nutrition and breastfeeding education for pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants and children. Each participant also receives individual nutrition counseling and general nutrition education.
- An exceptional breastfeeding component that includes breastfeeding peer counselors who educate and assist pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as an electric pump loan program and breastfeeding classes.
- Referrals to doctors, dentists, family planning services, the California Department of Social Services, Public Health Nursing and other related resources.
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WIC Service Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
2nd Thursday of the month
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Saturdays (see dates below)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
- January 12, 2013
- February 2, 2013
- March 2, 2013
- April 6, 2013
- May 4, 2013
- June 1, 2013
- July 13, 2013
- August 3, 2013
- September 7, 2013
WIC Orientation: To make an appointment or for information regarding the WIC program, call: (510) 981-5360
Food Vouchers: WIC is open from 12:00-1:00pm, Monday-Thursday for voucher pickups
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Who is the program for?
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants and children under 5 years of age. You must be a resident of Alameda County and meet the low income requirements.
Cost for Services: FREE for those who qualify
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
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Useful WIC Program Information
Please see the links below for helpful information on program eligibility including income guidelines, forms to download and complete, and to watch “Welcome to WIC”, an orientation video.
Please call the Berkeley WIC office at (510) 981-5360 for more information and for application assistance.
For eligibility information: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/default.aspx
To view the video: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/WICWelcomeVideo.aspx
For information on how to apply: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/AboutWICandHowtoApply.aspx
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2-1-1 Phone Service: http://www.edenir.org/ Clicking this link will take you to Eden I & R 2-1-1 services. City of Berkeley supports the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Line to help people find affordable housing and critical social services in Berkeley and in Alameda County.
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Berkeley Public Health Clinic
830 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-5360 (Phone)
(510) 981-5385 (Fax)
(510) 981-6390 (TDD)
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