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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

The WIC program provides nutritious supplemental foods and education for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms up to one year after delivery, infants age newborn up to one year of age and children ages 1 up to five who meet the following guidelines:

  • Live in Michigan 

  • Meet income guidelines.

  • Show a medical or nutritional risk. This can include anemia, overweight, underweight, an underlying chronic disease, pregnancy, inadequate growth or inadequate diet.

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency conducts WIC clinics on a regular weekly schedule. Breastfeeding support and dietitian counseling is provided and encouraged. A Nutrition Information Mall is available for clients in all of our sites, for convenience (quicker in and out) of Nutrition Education. During the summer months, as funding is made available, Project Fresh coupons are made available for fresh Michigan produce from local vendors to clients who meet eligibility requirements. 

Online WIC Nutrition Education (WIC Mall)

Additionally, clients who meet eligibility may also access the WIC nutrition education via the Internet.  Use the link above to access on-line WIC nutrition education if you have received authorization to do so.

For more information on the WIC program or to schedule an appointment for WIC, please contact the local agency office.

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WIC Bridge Card

Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is now utilizing EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards.  EBT is used  instead of paper coupons.

EBT has many benefits!

  • Replaces paper food stamps and checks

  • Safer and more secure than carrying cash or checks

  • Faster payment

  • Convenient and easy to use

WIC EBT

  • Replaces paper coupons

  • You don’t have to purchase all of your WIC food benefits at one time

  • The receipt given at the end of shopping shows your remaining WIC food benefit balance

“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.

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:

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

570 N. Marshall Rd
Coldwater, MI  49036

517-279-9561
20 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242

517-437-7395
1110 Hill St.
Three Rivers, MI  49093

269-273-2161
 
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