WIC Closes at 3:00 on Fridays
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program administered by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (PHSS) closes its main Chehalis office at 3pm on Fridays. Chehalis office hours: - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8am to 5pm; - Thursday 8am to 7pm; and - Friday 8am to 3pm. WIC services assure healthy pregnancies, healthy birth outcomes, and healthy growth and development for women, infants, and children up to age five. WIC is available at the Public Health Building, 360 NW North Street in downtown Chehalis. WIC staff also make monthly visits to Randle, Mossyrock, and Winlock. Families of all sizes and types may qualify for WIC. Call 360-740-1255 or 1-800-562-6130 ext. 1255. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Washington State WIC Nutrition program does not discriminate.
WIC Is Good for Families and the Economy
More than 1,000 pregnant women and new mothers received healthy nutrition support and education for their at-risk children in Lewis County last year thanks to the national Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program administered by Lewis County PHSS. A total of 3,846 women and children were served at PHSS in 2017. More information
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps parents learn how to eat well and stay healthy. It provides a combination of nutrition education and referrals to health care and social service providers.
WIC is a U.S. Department of Agriculture Program.
Benefits of WIC:
- Health screening
- Nutrition and health education
- Breastfeeding promotion and support - WIC Breastfeeding Helpline
- Help getting other services
- Checks for nutritious foods
WIC Locations in Lewis County:
Chehalis – Main Office
Location: 2nd floor of the Health Services Building
360 NW North St. – Chehalis, WA 98532
- 8am – 5 pm: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- 8am – 7pm: Thursday
- 8am - 3pm: Friday
Phone: 360-740-1255 or 1-800-562-6130 ext:1255 Fax 360-740-2708
(Call the main office for dates and times)
- Randle: Fire Station
- Mossyrock: Mossyrock Community Center
- Winlock: Olequa Senior Center
- Pregnant and Breastfeeding women
- Postpartum women
- Children up to age five
- Nutrition risk verified by a health care professional at WIC assessment
- Foster children under five and foster teens who are pregnant
- Income level at 185% of the federal poverty level (see chart below) or applicant enrolled in Medicaid.
If you receive Basic Food Program benefits, Medical Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) you are income eligible for WIC.
Statewide WIC Income Eligibility Standards Effective Date: May 15, 2019. Table of WIC Eligibility by gross income and household size.
Information: Federal regulations set WIC income eligibility at 185 % of the federal poverty level. Local agencies will implement the new standards on April 1st of each year.
WIC Nutrition Program doesn't discriminate. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
Contact information for Washington WIC Nutrition Program: 1-800-841-1410. www.doh.w.gov/YouandYourFamily/WIC.aspx
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: (202) 690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Washington State WIC Nutrition Program doesn’t discriminate.