WIC Screenings and Referrals2023-02-07T23:04:33+00:00

We can provide practical solutions, resources, and referrals if you have questions about your infant/child’s growth, nutrition, or feeding habits.

We perform basic health screenings during your visit which include:

  • Height and weight checks
  • Nutrition and feeding habits
  • Annual blood iron level checks (hemoglobin measures from your doctor are just fine)

We understand that the challenges and complexities of raising a child extend beyond what WIC provides. Our staff can help connect you with other local organizations that provide support to families. Below are a few of our most commonly requested resources:

Food Resources (beyond WIC)

Local Food Banks2023-01-04T18:39:00+00:00

Click for a list of Skagit County food bank locations and hours. There are no eligibility requirements to receive services.

Visit the Helping Hands Food Bank homepage for more information about programs in the region.

Basic Food (also known as SNAP)2023-01-04T18:38:46+00:00

Basic Food provides monthly benefits on an EBT card to purchase groceries. It can be used in addition to the WIC benefits you are receiving.

United General District 304 can help you with the application process. Visit our Basic Food webpage for eligibility information and to apply.

Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program (FVRx)2023-01-04T18:37:35+00:00

Skagit FVRx is a free, year-long healthy eating program that supports folks with vouchers (FVRx Bucks) to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. The program also provides supporting nutrition education and connections to local resources for healthy eating and active living.

The program begins every January and runs for a full year. Materials and support are provided in English and Spanish. Visit the Skagit FVRx webpage to learn more and submit an interest form to see if you qualify.

Medical & Dental Resources

Health Insurance – WA Apple Health2023-01-04T18:46:01+00:00

Ask WIC staff about getting connected to a Health Care Authority representative for assistance. You can read about health insurance options on the ParentHelp123 website.

Family Planning2023-01-04T18:50:18+00:00

Mount Baker Planned Parenthood provides services in Mount Vernon, Bellingham, and Friday Harbor.

Immunizations2023-01-04T18:54:52+00:00

For information on vaccinations for all ages, visit the WA State Department of Health’s Immunization webpage.

Access your family’s immunization records online here.

Find a Dentist2023-01-04T19:04:57+00:00

DentistLink is a non-profit organization that will connect you with a Washington state dentist for the dental care you need to be healthy. They provide assistance whether or not you are insured.

Pregnancy Connections Nurse2023-01-04T19:26:50+00:00

Call or text the Pregnancy Connections Nurse at 360-770-7743 to ask questions, receive guidance, and learn about classes and other supports. Visit HelpMeGrow Skagit for more information and services.

Early Learning & Preschool

Head Start Preschool2023-01-04T19:11:45+00:00

Skagit/Islands Head Start provides early learning environments for children from birth through age 5.

Developmental Preschool2023-01-04T19:16:29+00:00

SPARC (Skagit Preschool and Resource Center) is a neurodevelopment center that provides educational, therapeutic, and related services to children from birth to five years of age of all abilities. They specialize in neuromuscular or developmental delays, disorders, or chronic medical conditions.

Kindergarten Readiness2023-01-04T19:22:11+00:00

Learn 10 ways to support your child’s kindergarten readiness.

More Resources for Young Families

Free Diapers, Wipes, and Cleaning Supplies2023-01-04T19:38:47+00:00

The Family Resource Center is available to families with young children seeking items such as diapers, wipes, and cleaning products. Call or text 360-230-9129.

Visit the HelpMeGrow Skagit website for more services and information.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)2023-01-04T19:41:57+00:00

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) that provides cash grants and medical coverage for Washington State residents who are responsible for the care of children under the age of 18 or who are pregnant and meet the eligibility criteria.

HelpMeGrow Skagit2023-01-04T19:45:33+00:00

HelpMeGrow Skagit helps locals grow up healthy from pregnancy to early childhood through services such as the Pregnancy Connections Nurse, Family Resource Navigator, and Family Resource center.

Call WIC: 360-854-0435
Fax WIC: 360-856-5094

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Washington WIC doesn’t discriminate. We will not ask about citizenship or immigration status. 

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