Women Infants & Children (WIC) Program
Eligibility depends on your household size and income. Review the WIC Eligibility Income Guidelines.
Fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five (5) years may also sign children up for WIC. Foster children under the age of five (5) years and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC. If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basic Food you may be eligible for WIC too. Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC.
Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status.
How to Apply
It's easy to apply. Our WIC staff will even take care of the paperwork! As soon as you know you're pregnant, give us a call (at 360-378-4474) to set up an appointment or use this form to submit a referral. Your first appointment should take 30-45 minutes. Please be sure to bring personal identification, your proof of residency in San Juan County, and proof of income. You will get your eWIC card at the end of your first appointment.
WIC Is More Than Food
The friendly, caring people at your local WIC office can provide other services too!
WIC is... Nutrition education!
- Kid-friendly recipes, tips about feeding your children, and ideas to improve your whole family's health and nutrition
- Nutrition advice for children with food allergies
- One-on-one appointments with a nutritionist at no cost to you
- Ideas about how to be active together as a family
- One-on-one appointments with a lactation consultant or peer counselor
- Opportunities to connect with other WIC moms who are breastfeeding
- Information and resources to help you keep breastfeeding after going back to work or school
- Breast pumps
- Measuring growth, height, weight, and blood iron levels
- Identification of health risks
- Immunization screenings and referrals
- Referrals to other services, including:
- Medical care and health insurance
- Basic food program
- Local food banks
- Dental care and services
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- Family planning clinics and services
WIC Food List
You can use your eWIC card to buy these healthy foods at your local grocery store.
To file a complaint of discrimination call 866-632-9992 or write:
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Candace DowneyCommunity Health Worker & WIC Coordinator
Community Health ServicesPhysical Address
145 Rhone St.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
P.O. Box 607
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-4474Fax: 360-378-7036
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
24-hour, on-call breastfeeding support:
San Juan Island: 360-643-4039
Orcas Island: 360-298-5827
Lopez Island: 360-298-5140