The Oregon WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Nutrition and Health Screening. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Oregon WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Oregon Nutrition and Health Screening, 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 Oregon WIC office number and office hours.
The Oregon 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 Oregon 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, Oregon WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Oregon. 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 Oregon 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 Oregon WIC program.
800 NE Oregon Street Suite 865
Portland, OR 97232
The number to call this state agency is 800-723-3638 or 971-673-0040. Their fax number is 971-673-0071.
To view the website for the Oregon WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Oregon WIC approved food list.
The WIC Oregon facilities are located throughout the state. In order to enroll in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, you need to apply at an office. No matter where you live in the state, there should be a WIC clinic near you. If you want to find a local program facility, you can use this site to help you search for offices. Begin your search by selecting the state you want to apply in, followed by your city. Then, a map will show you all the places where you can apply for WIC benefits.
In order to enroll in the Oregon WIC program, you must meet specific eligibility requirements. One of these guidelines relates to earnings. The WIC office can only award benefits to you if you qualify as low-income. The government uses the federal poverty level (FPL) to determine if you meet this requirement. You must earn within 185 percent of the FPL in order to enroll. However, you automatically meet this requirement if you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.
If you meet these WIC qualifications in Oregon, you may be eligible to receive benefits. However, this is not a guarantee. You still need to meet additional program requirements before the WIC office can enroll you in the program.
WIC benefits in Oregon include funds to purchase healthy foods to feed your family. Through the Farm Direct Nutrition Program, you can use the funds you receive from the WIC office to buy food at specific state farmer’s markets. At participating markets, you can buy fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables.