WIC

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is administered by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (PHSS). 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.

Chehalis Office Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm**
    **for appointments between 5:00pm-7:00pm, please call WIC at 360-740-1255 to let them know you have arrived for your appointment. The front door will be locked.
  • Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

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
  • Help getting other services
  • Checks for nutritious foods

WIC Access in Lewis County:

Chehalis – Main Office

  • Location: 2nd floor of the Health Services Building at 360 NW North St. Chehalis, WA 98532
  • Hours:
    • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm**
      **for appointments between 5:00pm-7:00pm, please call WIC at 360-740-1255 to let them know you have arrived for your appointment. The front door will be locked.
    • Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Available by Phone:

  • 360-740-1255
  • 1-800-562-6130 ext:1255
  • Fax 360-740-2708

Satellite Sites:

  • Randle: Fire Station
  • Mossyrock: Mossyrock Community Center
  • Winlock: Olequa Senior Center
    **(Call the main office for dates and times)

WIC Eligibility:

  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women
  • Infants
  • 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, 2023. 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.

Eligibility depends on household size and income.

  • WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five.
  • Dad, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five may also sign kids up for WIC.
  • Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.
  • If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basic Food you may be eligible for WIC too.
  • Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC.

Contact your local WIC clinic to see if WIC can help your family.

Washington WIC doesn't discriminate

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Washington State WIC Nutrition Program doesn’t discriminate.