COVID-19 WIC Services Update:
Community First Health Centers WIC Services are still open for WIC clients. Our office hours remain the same and we are available by phone and remotely to assist you. Our WIC team can be reached by phone at 586-749-5173 ext. 232. Please note, during this time we are experiencing a higher than normal call volume, we encourage you to continue trying to reach us as we are working as proficiently as possible to serve all of our clients.
In person appointments are being rescheduled; if you have not been contacted by a member of our WIC staff, please call to discuss your appointment. We are able to complete certifications over the phone to reload benefits remotely, so please make sure you are in contact with our staff so your benefits are not effected.
Effective April 1, 2020 and until further notice, there are expanded choices in the Michigan Food Guide for WIC clients. You can access this information here or by visiting the MDHHS website.
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.
Community First Health Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202)690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.