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Woman, Infants & Children (WIC)

Your first WIC appointment

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Please be ready to provide specific documentation to verify your eligibility at your first WIC appointment. 

Required for first WIC appointment

  • Proof of your address (such as: utility bill for the past month, mail, rent receipt, etc.)
  • Proof of all your household’s total income for the past month (such as: pay stub(s) (for everyone in your family who is working), Leave & Earnings statement, disability, SSI, unemployment, Notice of Action from Social Services)
  • Proof of identity for you and your child (such as: Immunization record, Medi-Cal card, social security card, crib card, birth certificate, foster child placement letter/court papers)
  • Proof of Pregnancy (Such as pregnancy test outcome, Dr.’s note, sonogram picture etc.)


Please watch these videos before your first WIC appointment:

Welcome to WIC (5:14)

WIC foods (5:45)

Fruits and vegetables (1:43)

Foods for infants and momes who breastfeed (3:53)

California WIC card (8:50)

Know your rights and responsibilities (7:02)

All videos courtesy of California WIC