As the national infant formula shortage continues, Nevada County Public Health Department efforts are underway to help families identify and navigate local resources. Families can continue to check the California Department of Public Health website for updates on the situation.
Locally, the Nevada County Public Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has expanded many infant formula options related to brands and sizes. Staff are closely monitoring local inventories and are directing families to local resources and current stock. Contact WIC directly at (530) 265-1454 for information on either formula options, new formula prescriptions, local resource guidance, and to check eligibility. Families may also check the public WIC website.
The most impacted families continue to be infants and families in need of specialty, premature, and other therapeutic formulas. These families are encouraged to work directly with their health care providers, public health nursing and/or WIC.
WIC is an equal opportunity provider.