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Team Inyo October 2019

Inyo County Health & Human Services, Public Health & Prevention Division

The California WIC Card is Here!

               The new California WIC Card is now in Inyo County! The California Department of Public Health/WIC Division (CDPH/WIC) is excited to introduce the California WIC Card. The WIC Card replaces the paper food checks and provides an easier way to issue food benefits, as well as improve the shopping experience for WIC families and grocers.

Each family will receive one WIC Card for all of their family’s food benefits. The WIC Card will provide a more convenient way for families to shop for WIC foods and provide flexibility to get just what they need at each shopping trip. In addition, families will not lose their WIC food benefits if their WIC Card is lost, stolen or damaged.

The WIC Card is not the only change happening in California WIC. A new computer system, called WIC WISE (WIC Web Information System Exchange), is now here that modernizes operations at WIC offices across the state. Because California is such a large state, both the WIC Card and WIC WISE are rolling out throughout California in waves, which began with a pilot period in Napa and Solano Counties in June 2019. WIC offices in Inyo and Mono Counties began using the WIC Card and WIC WISE on September 23rd, 2019, along with other counties in Wave 3. The WIC Card and WIC WISE will continue to roll out in a total of 10 waves through March 2020.

The following are stores in Inyo County now accepting the WIC Card:

Smart & Final, 1180 N. Main St., Bishop CA

VONS, 1190 N. Main St., Bishop, CA

Lone Pine Market, 119 S. Main St., Lone Pine, CA

For information about WIC, you can visit the Inyo County WIC office at 568 W. Line St., Bishop, or call 760-872-1885. You can also visit the Toiyabe Indian Health Project WIC office at 250 N. See Vee Lane, Bishop, or call 760-872-3707.

Inyo County WIC Program

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Inyo County Health & Human Services, Public Health & Prevention Division