March 20, 2020 – On Thursday evening, Governor Newsom announced statewide stay-at-home orders for all Californians, except certain essential employees and for residents to get necessities, such as food, prescriptions and health care. WIC services, like many of our County services, are continuing to serve our community during this time. WIC services are considered “essential services” under the Governor’s order.
We also understand that the stay-at-home order will be difficult for many of our Nevada County families. WIC, the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program, helps pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and young children under 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy, and includes funds for families to purchase healthy foods, as well as individual breastfeeding support for moms. Services are available in English and Spanish.
At this time, we can provide all WIC services via the phone or video chat, including new enrollments. To protect you and our WIC staff, all walk-in WIC clinics have been suspended.
Community members should call their local WIC office to enroll or certify, obtain future food benefits, reschedule, get breastfeeding help, or to get questions answered.
WIC in Western Nevada County: 530-265-1454
WIC Truckee: 530-582-7814
We also want to share that for families who already have WIC and the WIC electronic benefits via the WIC card, the state has auto-issued one month of benefits and extended some certifications. This means if you have a WIC card, you may already have your benefits pre-loaded. Please check your California WIC app for benefits.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Nevada County WIC program at the phone numbers listed above. You can also learn more at CDPH’s state WIC webpage here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CFH/DWICSN/Pages/WICCovid19Info.aspx