Oregon Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Benefits
Program DescriptionWIC is a public health nutrition program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population. In Oregon, about 100,000 women, infants, and children benefit from the WIC Program each month. Studies, reviews, and reports demonstrate that the WIC program is cost effective in protecting or improving the health and nutritional status of low-income women, infants, and children. The WIC program of Oregon is administered by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Oregon, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of age and are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
Program Contact Information
For more information on Oregon's WIC program, visit their website at: http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/wic/about_us.shtml
Or call locally in the Portland area: 503-988-5858