The Cambridge/Somerville WIC Program provides:
- Food benefits - nutritious foods that support a healthy pregnancy, infant and child growth
- Private consultation with a registered/licensed dietitian/nutritionist
- Group counseling/nutrition and health educational sessions
- Breastfeeding counseling and support by Peer Counselors
- Referrals to community resources
- Online nutrition education
For more information call: 617-575-5330
Call our main office in Somerville at 617-575-5330 to schedule an appointment at any site or call the local site office during scheduled office hours.
(military personnel only): (781) 862-1420
For office hours and site locations, please click here.
- Bring proof that you live in Massachusetts
Bring Proof of identity
- Bring documentation of where you live. Examples include a utility bill, a postmarked piece of mail addressed to you at your address, your lease or a rent receipt from your landlord, a bank statement, bank book or checkbook, or your driver’s license or other ID card.
Bring proof of total household income that falls within program guidelines. To be income eligible you must be at or below 185% poverty income guidelines. Pregnant women should count themselves as a family of two. Click here for income guidelines.
- Bring proof for everyone who will be on the WIC program. Examples include driver’s license, birth certificate, MassHealth card or a Social Security Card.
If you are currently receiving TAFDC or food stamps (SNAP), you are automatically income eligible. Foster children are automatically eligible. If you have one of the following MassHealth plans you are automatically eligible:
If you are NOT covered under one of these plans and are not getting TAFDC benefits or SNAP, you will need to bring in proof of income. US citizenship is not required to be eligible for the program.
After being screened for income, you will meet with a nutrition professional to review your nutritional health.
WIC produces positive prenatal and birth outcomes. Women on WIC eat better, have healthier babies, and receive early prenatal care.
Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, which helps them to develop strong minds and bodies. They are more likely to have regular medical care and to receive their immunizations.
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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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: email@example.com.