The Michigan WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Community Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Michigan WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Michigan Department of Community Health, we suggest you verify what documents you should bring with you to make sure they have all the information they need to help determine your eligibility. This page provides the Michigan WIC office number and office hours.
The Michigan WIC program aims to assist low-income and nutritionally at risk women who are pregnant, women who are currently breastfeeding (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) and children up to their fifth birthday. Benefits that are provided to participants through the Michigan WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.
If you are planning to move out of state, Michigan WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Michigan. Before you move, it is recommended that you contact the local WIC office. In most cases, the state agency will provide you with a special card that proves you participated in the Michigan WIC Program. When you have moved, the next step would be to call the WIC office in the state you moved to and schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring the special card to your appointment to show proof you received benefits from the Michigan WIC program.
320 S. Walnut Street 6th Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
The number to call this state agency is 800-942-1636 or 517-335-8951. Their fax number is 517-335-8835.
To view the website for the Michigan WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Michigan WIC approved food list.
There are many Michigan WIC office facilities across the state. You can find one near you by using this website. When you are ready to find a location where you can apply for WIC, search by state. Then, using this site’s WIC clinic search feature, you can explore by city. A list of facilities near you will populate on the page and you can narrow down your search. Once you find the right office for you, make sure you contact the clinic and schedule an appointment. Case workers need to speak with you in person to determine if you are eligible to receive program benefits.
You cannot apply for the Michigan WIC program online. If you want program officials to assess your application, you need to file it at an office. When you are ready to schedule your WIC appointment, call the facility. The representative you speak with will then assign you a time when you can come into the office and apply. Make sure your children come with you for your appointment. Otherwise, they cannot be included in your application.
When you report to a clinic to apply for WIC benefits in Michigan, you must have specific materials with you. This is because program representatives need to see proof that you qualify for services. Therefore, make sure you arrive at the WIC office with documents to prove you:
Additionally, be sure that you bring your and your children’s identification documents to the WIC office with you. These need to be official documents, such as driver’s licenses or birth certificates.