The Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. As part of the program, participants receive special checks to buy healthy foods, such as milk, juice, eggs, cheese, cereal, peanut butter, dry beans and peas. Additionally, WIC provides information about breastfeeding, help in finding health care and other community services, and nutrition and health resources to help you and your family stay healthy.
Who can WIC help?
- Women who need better nutrition and are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby as well as their children
- Children, including foster children, under 5 years of age
- Families, including working families, with a low or medium income
Who is eligible?
WIC is available to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as children under age five, who are at nutritional risk and at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. Many people incorrectly view WIC as a welfare program because participants must be members of a low-income family. However, over 50 percent of California women and children on WIC are members of a family where one or both parents work outside the home.
Do I qualify?
Contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you need to take. At your appointment, WIC staff members will let you know if you qualify
Medi-Cal is health care coverage for qualifying persons who live in California and have income and resources below established limits. Apply online through the Public .
Who is eligible?
- Persons 65 or older
- Persons under 21 years of age
- Certain adults between 21 and 65 years of age who have children who are minors living with them
- Persons who are blind or disabled
- Pregnant women
- Persons receiving nursing home care
- Certain refugees, asylees, and Cuban and Haitian entrants
Healthy Families is low-cost insurance that provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal. Apply on the Healthy Families website.
Who is eligible?
- Children up to their 19th birthday
- Children in a family without employer-sponsored health insurance for the past three months
- Children living in California
- Children who are not eligible or not enrolled in no-cost Medi-Cal
- Children who meet citizenship or immigration rules
- Children in families with incomes within the Healthy Families Guidelines
- Children born to mothers enrolled in the Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) program but who are not enrolled in the no-cost full scope Medi-Cal program or employer-sponsored health insurance
Who can apply?
- Parents, legal guardians, stepparents, foster parents or caretaker relatives may apply for a child living in their home. Only the parents’ income will be considered.
- If you are 18 years old, you may apply for your own insurance if you meet the income requirements.
- If you are a minor, you may apply for your children.
- Minors who do not live with parents, legal guardians, stepparents, foster parents or caretaker relatives may apply for themselves or their children.
The Klotz Student Health Center offers CSUN students free basic services and a nominal fee for other services. You may contact their office by calling (818) 677-3666 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
They are open from Monday to Wednesday and Friday (urgent care only), 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Additional campus services
Alcohol and other drug services: (818) 677-3690
Birth control information sessions: (818) 677-3666
Chiropractor: (818) 677-3674
FamilyPACT: (818) 677-3651
Health promotion and education: (818) 677-6328
Health information management (medical records): (818) 677-3667
Immunization (including Tuberculosis tests and flu shots): (818) 677-3666
Klotz Student Health Center appointments: (818) 677-3666
Klotz Student Health Center cashier: (818) 677-3651
Klotz Student Health Center director’s office: (818) 677-3691
Laboratory: (818) 677-3673
Medical withdrawal coordinator: (818) 677-3691
Optometry clinic: (818) 677-7250
Peer education: (818) 677-3683
Peer Nutrition Counseling (PNC): (818) 677-3666
Pharmacy: (818) 677-3671
Physical therapy: (818) 677-3674
Pregnancy options counseling: (818) 677-3683
Radiology (X-ray): (818) 677-3672
Northridge Hospital Kids Care provides a safe caring environment for your child with a comfortable atmosphere, appropriate activities and quality staff. Kids Care is available to families within the community and to employees of Catholic Healthcare West. On the day that your child becomes ill, please call to reserve a space. If it is during evening hours or before 7 a.m., please leave a detailed message, and a staff member will return your call.
Northridge Hospital Kids Care
18460 Cantara St.
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $5 per hour (Payment required in full when you pick up your child. Minimum hour required.)