There are six locations throughout Sacramento--South Sacramento, Del Paso Heights, Oak Park, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove and Folsom.               

Call (916) 876-5000 for details.

The Sacramento County WIC program helps pregnant women, new moms, and young children eat well, stay healthy, and be active. With WIC you receive:

  • Free, healthy foods
  • Nutrition education for you and your family
  • Referrals to community services
  • Information and support for breastfeeding

TO QUALIFY

You may be eligible for WIC if:

  • You are pregnant now or within the last six months
  • And/or you have a child under the age of five years
(Migrant farm workers who are in one or more of the categories listed above are welcome to apply.)
 

And if your income meets the eligibility guidelines:

  • WIC serves families with low to medium incomes including many working families. Take the online eligibility assessment or view this
  • income chart
  • If you receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKS, or CalFresh(Food Stamps), you could meet the income eligibility for WIC.
U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for receiving WIC. The non-cash benefits provided by WIC do not affect immigration status.
 
WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program and in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.


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​Applying for WIC is probably easier than you think. You do not have to fill out a lot of paperwork, and if you qualify, you can receive your WIC checks on the day of your appointment.

Follow these three easy steps.

Step 1: Find the location closest to you.

We have five offices located in different parts of Sacramento for your convenience.  

Grand Avenue WIC
811 Grand Avenue, Suite A-1
Sacramento CA 95838

Florin Road WIC
2251 Florin Rd., Suite 100
Sacramento CA 95822

Rancho Cordova WIC
10665 Coloma Rd., Suite 400
Rancho Cordova CA 95670

Oak Park WIC ***
3415 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento CA 95817

Elk Grove WIC *
At the Light of the Valley Church
9270 Bruceville Rd.
Elk Grove CA 95758

Folsom WIC **
At the Mercy Village Folsom Apartments
1160 Duchow Way
Folsom CA 95630

Step 2: Call us at 916-876-5000 between 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to make an appointment.

Our friendly WIC staff will answer your questions about WIC and let you know what you need to bring to your first appointment. Most of our sites are open Monday through Friday, except as noted below:

Monday​

​8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
**Folsom WIC open 3rd & 4th Mondays only: 8:45 am -
4:45 pm

​Tuesday

​9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: the first two Tuesdays of each month
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: all remaining Tuesdays                  

* Elk Grove WIC open 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

​Wednesday

​8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

​Thursday

​8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Elk Grove WIC open 8:45 am - 4:45 pm

​Friday

​8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

***Oak Park WIC closed on Fridays

 

Note: We close for lunch, County holidays, and occasional staff training days, so it is best to call first for an appointment. 

We offer two options for enrolling.

  • You may attend an informational class at the WIC office OR
  • You may watch the Welcome to WIC Video on your home computer.

Step 3: Bring all of the following to your WIC appointment:

  • Everyone you wish to enroll (yourself, your children)
  • Identification for everyone (photo i.d., birth certificate, etc.)
  • Proof of income (for example: pay stub, Medi-Cal card, unemployment benefits statement, etc.)
  • Proof of address (any document or piece of mail with your address)

 


 

"Families grow healthy with WIC" is more than just a slogan to us. We offer many ways to learn about nutrition from pregnancy through childhood. Whether you come for a group class or an individual appointment with a counselor or dietitian, you will leave with new ideas for how to make healthy food choices. Raising a healthy family is every parent's dream. WIC can help!  

Here are some examples of the kinds of things you might talk about at a WIC appointment.

  • Pregnancy: how to eat for a healthy weight gain, dealing with nausea  
  • Infants: breastfeeding, when and how to introduce solids, weaning to a cup
  • Toddlers: how to raise a healthy eater and plan meals your child will enjoy

Healthy Foods from WIC

Healthy foods are specially chosen to match the nutritional needs of women, infants, and children. The brochure, Your WIC Foods, shows exactly what each category of WIC participant receives each month. The WIC Shopping Guide is a complete list of WIC authorized foods.

 

Online Resources with reliable nutrition information

ChooseMyPlate.gov

Nutrition.gov
Food and Nutrition Info Center
KidsHealth.org
EatRight.org                                                                                                      

Free Downloadable Cookbook--Good and Cheap--Eat Well on $4/Day

If you've just had a baby or will have one soon, we'd like to say congratulations! WIC is a great place to go for support and information about breastfeeding. We offer many services to help all of our nursing moms and babies have a great experience with breastfeeding. Here's a sample of what we offer at WIC:

  • Classes: During your pregnancy, we invite you to come to class to learn more about breastfeeding. Dads are very welcome here! We also have groups where nursing moms and babies can get together and share their experiences.

  • Breastfeeding Helpline: After baby is here, you can call WIC at any time to get the answers to your breastfeeding questions. Call 916-875-2120.

  • Lactation Consultants: If breastfeeding challenges occur, these breastfeeding specialists can help moms and babies find a solution. 

  • Other services
    • Pump loans for work or school 
    • Creating a back-to-work plan

  • First time moms and dads: Our Peer Counselor program is specially designed for those of you expecting your first baby. These fun, group gatherings are all about getting you ready to welcome your new baby and helping you to be a more confident parent.



Funding for lactation consultants is provided by the First 5 Sacramento Commission which uses Proposition 10 (tobacco tax) funds to support the healthy development of children ages zero through five. Additional information about the First 5 Commission is online at www.first5sacramento.net or by calling 916-876-5865.

These links will take you to some of the WIC brochures about breastfeeding.

What to Expect in the First Week
You Can Make Plenty of Breastmilk
Pumping and Storing Breastmilk
Breastfeeding at Work or School

Visit the California State WIC program breastfeeding page for additional resources.
Womenshealth.gov is another great site with lots of information and helpful links.


 

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