WIC Program

WIC is a health and nutrition program for:

  • Infants
  • Children under 5
  • Pregnant Women
  • New Mothers

What does WIC offer?

  • Practical nutrition information and everyday healthy living tips for you and your family.
  • Nutrition experts who specialize in nutrition for mothers and their children.
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby, including access to breastfeeding experts.
  • Help in finding health care and other valuable community services.
  • Benefits to buy healthy foods – such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, soy milk, tofu and more.

Who qualifies for WIC?

  • I am living or residing in California.
  • I am pregnant.
  • I am Breastfeeding an infant less than 12 months old.
  • I just had a baby (or had been pregnant) within the last six months.
  • I have a child under age five (including foster children and those cared for by fathers or grandparents).
  • Have a family income within WIC guidelines or receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF), or CaFresh (SNAP) benefits.
  • Newly pregnant individuals or working families (including migrant families).

What do I bring to my first WIC appointment?

  • Each person who will be enrolling into the WIC program.
  • Identification – for yourself & any children age birth to 5 years.
  • Proof of address – a document verifying your current address.
  • Proof of income – current documents such as, paycheck, tax return or letter from employer.

What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?

  • A review of the WIC program services & benefits, including an Individualized Nutrition Assessment for each qualifying member of your family.


1600 Weeot Way

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Closed Wednesday 2-5pm for staff meeting


434 7th St

Every Friday 8am-5pm Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch


241 Salmon Ave

First Tuesday of each month

10am-3pm closed for lunch 12pm-12:30pm

Crescent City

2298 Norris Ave

2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month

10am to 2:45pm closed for lunch 12:30pm-1pm

Willow Creek

77 Walnut Way

1st Monday of each month 10am-12pm


1200 Airport Road

Thursdays & Fridays by appointment

10am-3pm closed for lunch 12:30pm-1pm


Libby Nix Community Center

1st Monday of each month 1pm-3pm

WIC Program

Potawot Health Village

1600 Weeot Way

Arcata, CA 95521

(707) 825-5030

Text (888) 411-1973

Fax (707) 822-9901