Partnering with Women, Infants & Children (WIC) to provide nutrional education and assistance

Family Health Center - WICWe 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.