WIC Office San Diego
The NCHS WIC Program is here for you to provide proper nutrition to pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, new mothers and young children to improve healthy eating and nutrition to improve overall wellness.
Offered through the USDA, WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. If you’ve been wondering, “What is WIC and what’s it for?” the purpose of the WIC Program is to prevent health problems and improve the health of women and children during these important times of growth and development.
The last thing a mother wants to do is handle the entire process on her own. While many women have the mental fortitude, the resources, and a support system from their family to handle the birth and growth of their newborn, having access to the WIC Program will give them extra resources and expertise to help them take care of their child even more effectively.
NCHS at the very least wants to give you the knowledge and resources you need to make decisions and take care of your child and keep him or her healthy. But for the women or families that need a little extra help, our WIC office is here to help with our specialized WIC Program.
Our WIC office places an emphasis on supporting mothers as they give birth to their children and create a healthy environment for them. The earliest years of any individual are also the most vulnerable, which is why it’s so important for women and their families to stop in for a WIC appointment.
Women and other guardians of children (where applicable) will get additional information and resources to help them make more informed decisions about giving birth, raising an infant, how to treat health conditions, where to go for help, and much more. Our WIC office is here for you to make the entire process easier.
We don’t want you feeling alone, which is why we at NCHS have multiple locations available to you throughout North County San Diego. If you’re looking for a WIC office “near me,” scroll down to find our seven primary locations that will help you get established with a WIC appointment.
The San Diego WIC Program is here to:
- Reduce complications of pregnancy
- Promote health birth outcomes and prevent low birth weight babies
- Reduce iron deficiency anemia in women, infants and children
- Promote and support breastfeeding
- Promote optimum growth and development of infants and young children.
Can you benefit from the WIC Program? WIC is available to:
- Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently had a baby
- Infants under 12 months old
- Children under 5 years old (includes foster children, grandchildren & children of single fathers)
What can WIC provide for me?
Special checks to buy healthy foods: Foods include milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, cheese, juice, cereal, peanut butter, dried beans/peas, and infant formula. WIC foods provide protein, Vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron.
Nutrition and health education: WIC teaches parents and caregivers of infants and children about nutrition, other health topics, and physical activity.
Support and help with breastfeeding: WIC promotes breastfeeding as the first choice for infant feeding. Participants receive encouragement, education, and help with breastfeeding by certified lactation specialists.
Referrals to health care and other services: To medical providers for pediatric and perinatal services and WIC also makes referrals to community services.
To see if you qualify for the WIC Program or to answer any questions, call 888-477-6333 today!
San Diego WIC Locations
Here you will find each WIC office in our NCHS network. Locate WIC “near me” through any of the following locations, which are located in various cities throughout North County San Diego. We’ve done our best to make it easy for women and families of infants and children to get the health care, education and resources they need.
NCHS has 7 WIC Locations to serve you:
- NCHS WIC Office San Marcos: 150 Valpreda Rd, #102, San Marcos, CA 92069
- NCHS WIC Office Escondido: 649 West Mission Ave, Suite 7, Escondido, CA 92025
- NCHS WIC Office Ramona: 1039 D Street, Suite 2, Ramona, CA 92065
- NCHS WIC Office Encinitas: 285 N. El Camino Real, #111, Encinitas, CA 92024
- NCHS WIC Office Oceanside (Mission Mesa): 2210 Mesa Dr. #1, Oceanside, CA 92054
- NCHS WIC Office Valley Center: 28246 Lilac Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082
- NCHS WIC Office Borrego Springs: 4343 Yaqui Pass Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004
If you need additional assistance finding our closest WIC office, give us a call at 888-477-6333 and we’ll be happy to help you locate a nearby WIC North County San Diego office.
WIC Recommended Resources
On-Line WIC Classes: https://www.wichealth.org/
211 San Diego: Info on almost all San Diego Resources: 211sandiego.org
Safety of Medications and More During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: https://mothertobaby.org/
San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition: breastfeeding.org
SD County Certified Farmer’s Market Locations: http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php