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WIC

WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program for low income Women, Infants and Children.  This program helps pregnant women, postpartum women and young children (less than 5 years of age) eat well and stay healthy.

Call NEVHC WIC for an appointment

(818) 361–7541 or (800) 313-4942 (4WIC) (toll-free)

The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk:

  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday)
  • Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States.
  • Children up to their 5th birthday.

Benefits

The following benefits are provided to WIC participants:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

Program Delivery

WIC is not an entitlement program as Congress does not set aside funds to allow every eligible individual to participate in the program. WIC is a Federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds each year for the program. WIC is

  • administered at the Federal level by FNS
  • administered by 90 WIC state agencies, through approximately 47,000 authorized retailers.
  • WIC operates through 1,900 local agencies in 10,000 clinic sites, in 50 State health departments, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia, and five territories (Northern Mariana, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

Examples of where WIC services are provided:

  • county health departments
  • hospitals
  • mobile clinics (vans)
  • community centers
  • schools
  • public housing sites
  • migrant health centers and camps
  • Indian Health Service facilities

WIC locations

CANOGA PARK

21013 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Hours: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm (Mon./Wed.)
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tues./Thurs/Fri.)

GLENDALE

801 S. Chevy Chase Drive, #104
Glendale, CA 91205

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon.- Fri.)

NEWHALL 

23630 Newhall Avenue Unit E
Newhall, CA 91321

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (tue-fri.)

NEWHALL HEALTH CENTER

23413 Lyons Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon.)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Wed., Thur.)

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

6420 Bellingham Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91605

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon.- Fri.)
8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Sat.)

PACOIMA

13631 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Mon.-Fri.)

PACOIMA HEALTH CENTER

12759 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon. – Thurs.)
9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Fri.)

PANORAMA CITY

8532 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon.- Fri.)

SAN FERNANDO

1161 N. Maclay Avenue, #D
San Fernando, CA 91340

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon. & Sat.)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tues.& Fri.)
7:30 am – 4:30 pm (Wed. & Thur.)

SANTA CLARITA (CANYON COUNTRY)

18549 Soledad Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91351

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri.)
9:00 am – 5:30 pm (Tues.)

SUN VALLEY HEALTH CENTER

7223 N. Fair Avenue
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Mon.,Tues.,Thurs., Fri.)
10:30 am – 7:00 pm (Wed.)

VAN NUYS HEALTH CENTER

7138 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon.- Fri.)

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