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:
You may be eligible for WIC if:
And if your income meets the eligibility guidelines:
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 WIC811 Grand Avenue, Suite A-1Sacramento CA 95838
Florin Road WIC2251 Florin Rd., Suite 100Sacramento CA 95822
Rancho Cordova WIC10665 Coloma Rd., Suite 400Rancho Cordova CA 95670
Oak Park WIC ***3415 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Sacramento CA 95817
Elk Grove WIC *At the Light of the Valley Church9270 Bruceville Rd.Elk Grove CA 95758
Folsom WIC **At the Mercy Village Folsom Apartments1160 Duchow WayFolsom 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:
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.**Folsom WIC open 3rd & 4th Mondays only: 8:45 am -4:45 pm
9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: the first two Tuesdays of each month8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: all remaining Tuesdays
* Elk Grove WIC open 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.* Elk Grove WIC open 8:45 am - 4:45 pm
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.
Step 3: Bring all of the following to your WIC appointment:
"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.
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
Nutrition.govFood and Nutrition Info CenterKidsHealth.orgEatRight.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:
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 WeekYou Can Make Plenty of BreastmilkPumping and Storing BreastmilkBreastfeeding 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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