What to Bring to the First Appointment

Proof of Identity

This is any official document that says who you are. For women, a picture ID is preferred. For infants and children, use a birth certificate, crib card, immunization record, Medi-Cal or Social Security card. If you do not have one of the above, ask WIC staff to explain other forms of acceptable identification.

Proof of Income

If your family receives Medi-Cal or SonomaWorks Food Stamps, just bring a Medi-Cal card or Social Security number for each family member who may be eligible for WIC.

If you do not receive Medi-Cal or Food Stamps, please bring proof of your total gross family income for at least one full current month. Gross income means before any deductions for taxes or expenses. Some examples include pay stubs, bank statements showing automatic deposits for SSI, military LES, or books for your own business. If you live with the father of any of your children, his income must be reported. If your income varies or is seasonal, bring records for several months to show an average income. If you recently became unemployed we will use your current income, not your income when you were working.

Proof of Address

Bring a current utility bill, rent receipt or mail you recently received at your home. If you are homeless and cannot provide proof of address, you may still be eligible for WIC.

WIC Referral Form

Everyone on WIC should get regular checkups.  If your doctor or nurse provided you with a WIC referral form, please bring it with you to your appointment...

Please include the following information on the WIC Referral form:

  • Current height or length and weight are mandatory for everyone and can be done at WIC.
  • Blood test results: Blood test results are needed within 90 days of WIC enrollment for all women and children, (except for infants who were under age 9 months on the date of the first WIC appointment)
  • Any medical conditions or health problems that can help the nutritionist know about special nutritional needs or that you would like considered for WIC eligibility. The physician should document these conditions.

Immunization Records

Please try to bring the shot record for each infant and child to every WIC appointment. (not required) 

Presence at Certification

All applicants must be present at the first certification. Please bring your children with you to your appointment. 

Contact Information

Women-Infants-Children (WIC)

County of Sonoma

Contact us by Phone
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Women-Infants-Children (WIC)
1450 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.456732, -122.733857

Online Resources

Federal WIC Program
This website is provided by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for administering the WIC Program at the national and regional levels.

State WIC Program
This website is provided by the California Department of Health Services, WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program.