WIC Office: (517) 546-5459

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is a federal health and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC also provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and help accessing health care and other resources. WIC enrollment is based upon income and nutritional needs.

Eligibility & Enrollment

WIC is available for:
  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding a baby that is less than one year of age
  • Women who have had a baby in the past six months
  • Infants and children under the age of five years

Does your family qualify for the WIC program? You will automatically qualify for WIC benefits if you are on Medicaid, receiving SNAP (food stamps), or in foster care. If you are not enrolled in these programs, refer to the WIC Income Guidelines.

Contact the WIC office at (517) 546-5459 for information about how to apply.

Programs & Services

Lead Testing

The WIC program at the Livingston County Health Department provides information about lead poisoning and prevention and offers lead testing to WIC clients under age five based on requirement set forth in the Michigan Public Act 286 of 2006. Blood lead testing is done during the WIC child’s clinic visit starting at 12 months of age, up to age five, if testing has not previously been done by another healthcare provider.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

The Livingston County WIC agency provides educational resources, breastfeeding support, and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for our WIC clients. You can contact the Peer Counselor at (517) 375-0554. The program is free and can help you find answers to your questions about feeding your baby. Peer Counselors are moms who have breastfed their babies and are trained to help other moms. Peer counselors’ services include:
  • Phone/text support
  • One-on-one support at the WIC clinic
  • Help with problems such as poor latch, engorgement, milk supply, and sore nipples
  • Education on how to use a breast pump
  • Breastfeeding Classes (View Flyer)

More Breastfeeding Resources

Looking for the latest news about Livingston County WIC? Check out our WIC Newsletter!

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | Food & Nutrition Service
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, 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:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

Fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

Email:
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Last Modified November 30, 2023

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Matt Bolang

Matt Bolang
Health Officer

Phone

(517) 546-9850

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Location

2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 102
Howell, MI 48843

Fax

(517) 546-6995