Referral to Other Services

WIC encourages and provides access to health care by providing participants with referrals to other community based agencies and providers. WIC staff are trained to help participants find the care providers they need, including doctors, dentists and social service agencies.

Other Health Services

WIC provides an ideal place to coordinate other health services because participants receive an assessment of nutritional and health status at each certification. The results of this assessment are used to develop the participant's food package, provide nutrition education and breastfeeding support, and make appropriate referrals for other health services such as:

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Prenatal care
  • Prenatal smoking-cessation programs
  • Family planning
  • Substance abuse programs
  • Family case management
  • Lead-poisoning screening
  • Children with special health care needs
  • Well-child visits
  • Immunizations