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Families with young children who meet the income requirement are eligible for WIC benefits. Children are eligible from birth to five years old.

WIC applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

Requirement #1 - belong to one of the following categories:

  • Pregnant women

  • Breastfeeding women up to one year after delivery
  • Postpartum women up to six months after delivery
  • Infants
  • Children up to their 5th birthday

Requirement #2: resident of the State of Michigan

U.S. Citizenship is not required. The Macomb County Health Department WIC program currently services Macomb County residents who live south of M-59 (Hall Road). If you live in Macomb County, but north of M-59, you should apply at the Community First Health Centers WIC Program: 586-749-5197, ext. 233.

Requirement #3: income eligible

To participate, you must be at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. If you are on Medicaid or food stamps (SNAP), you automatically qualify for WIC. Please view current income guidelines.

You may use this online screening tool to help you determine whether your family is eligible for WIC.

Contact WIC

Phone:  586-469-5471


For breastfeeding questions call 586-469-6062