Infant feeding: Please refer to your local WIC staff or the MDHHS website if you are having difficulty finding infant formula. Many rumors on social media regarding free cans from suppliers are false. It is also critically important to remember that it is NEVER safe to make your own infant formula. We also still have many resources available for our breastfeeding mothers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about feeding your infant, we are here to help: 586-749-5173 ext. 232.
In need of WIC benefits during this time? You can contact our office about accessing WIC benefits. To see if you qualify, visit here. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
WIC is a cost-effective governmental health and nutrition education program that has shown a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes and on child growth and development. WIC serves Michigan residents who are:
- Breastfeeding, for up to one year postpartum
- Women who are not breastfeeding, for six months postpartum
- Children under 5 years old
- AND who meet WIC income guidelines
To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. The guidelines for WIC are shown below.
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
What Happens in WIC?
WIC provides the following services to achieve positive health outcomes:
- Nutrition counseling and education
- Breastfeeding promotion and support
- An Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to purchase nutritious foods
- Immunization screening and referrals
- Health and social service referrals
WIC health professionals (registered dietitians and registered nurses) meet with each participant to:
- Assess their diet and health history to identify nutritional needs and goals
- Provide nutrition counseling
- Determine the appropriate foods for that individual and explain how to get them at an authorized WIC retailer.
WIC Promotes Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding promotion and support is a key part of the Michigan WIC program and is available at no cost to you.
WIC Clinic Information
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Third Saturday of each month: 8:30am - 12:00pm
We also offer online and "Quick WIC" nutrition education and Project FRESH vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables (seasonal).
To learn more about the Community First Health Centers North Macomb WIC Program, or to see if you qualify, call us today: (586) 749-5173, ext 232.
To find a WIC provider anywhere in Michigan, call 211 or visit www.michigan.gov/wic.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or