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Bell Gardens WIC Clinics

Below are WIC Clinics and Programs in Bell Gardens

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute At Harbor-ucla Medical Center - Bell Gardens Wic

6501 S. Garfield Avenue, Bell Gardens CA 90201

This national program targets low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children until their fifth birthday. It was established as an adjunct to health care. WIC helps families by providing checks for healthy supplemental foods, individual counseling, group nutrition and health education, breastfeeding support and referrals to healthcare and other community services. WIC is funded by Congress and administered by the US Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Public Health. In 1974, when a study of infant mortality in Mississippi showed that poor women and children were malnourished, the WIC program was created and has enjoyed bipartisan support ever since.

WIC Resources

  • WIC Breast Feeding Support
    Breastfeeding is essential in infant development and is recommended by the Women, Infant, and Child Program to be the best way of feeding babies.
  • WIC Eligibility Criteria
    To qualify for WIC benefits, applicants must meet Categorical, Residential, Income and Nutritional Risk Requirements.