Partnering with Women, Infants & Children (WIC) to provide nutrional education and assistance
We at FHC understand that an important component of good health begins with proper nutrition. We also understand that many of our patients face important transportation and time constraints. As a convenience, FHC has partnered with WIC to provide 2 locations in Kalamazoo County to better serve you: 2624 Portage Road in Kalamazoo and our Main Office at 117 West Paterson.
What is WIC?
WIC is a federal program designed to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk, by providing nutritious foods to help supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
The WIC Program assists:
- Women who are pregnant, postpartum (up to 6 months after birth) or breastfeeding (up to a year)
- Infants and children up to the age of 5 years
The WIC Staff:
- Assesses risk factors to help you determine how best we can assist your family
- Offers assistance and counsel on nutritional health issues
- Can refer you to other community resources, and link you with additional FHC services like FREE immunizations for your children
The WIC Program:
- The WIC Program: Offers EBT cards for FREE nutritious foods such as milk, cereal, fresh fruits & vegetables, beans or peanut butter, eggs, bread, tortillas and formula.
- Supports breastfeeding women with education and incentives to breastfeed.
Am I eligible?
Please call us at (269) 488.3732 for our South location or (269) 349-2647 for our Paterson location to determine eligibility based on your yearly family income. Income requirements fluctuate but, in general, a family of 4 who makes a yearly income of less than $44,863 is eligible to participate in the WIC program.