Things You Should Know

About McLaren Health Plan

We care about you! We have hundreds of doctors to care for you. All members have their own nurse assigned to them. We have programs and information that will help keep you healthy. We have people to care for you when you are ill. Call us to learn more about what we can do for you.

When your family size changes

Anytime your family size changes, let us know by calling Customer Service. You want to make sure all family members who can be covered are included. Call within thirty (30) days if your family size changes.

For Medicaid Members

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Good Food Program

"WIC" stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a food program.

You or your kids may be able to get WIC if you are pregnant or breast feeding, recently had a baby, have children from newborn to age 5 and:

  • You are on Medicaid or food stamps
  • You live in Michigan
  • The Health Department thinks you need good food.

WIC is free and can help you and your kids to be healthy. Please call 1-800-262-4784 to get the phone number of the WIC clinic near you.

What Does WIC Provide?

Food for Infants (Birth to 12 Months). The WIC Program strongly encourages and provides support for breastfeeding. For babies who are not fully breastfed, iron-fortified infant formula is available for the first year of life. The state contracts with one formula company to provide formula at a reduced price. At six months, infants may also receive infant cereal and infant fruits and vegetables. Infants that fully breastfeed may also receive infant meats. Infants with specific medical diagnoses may receive a special formula.

Food for Women and Children. Pregnant and postpartum women and children (under 5 years of age) participating in WIC receive food benefits for milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, peanut butter, dry beans/peas or canned beans/peas, and fruit or vegetable juices, fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain choices to include breads, tortillas, brown rice and oatmeal. Women who exclusively breastfeed their babies may also receive extra food, including canned tuna fish. Special formulas or nutritional supplements are also available to participating women and children who have certain medical conditions.

*Food items do change on occasion and some clients food packages are tailored to better meet their needs.

Physician Payments

You may ask how we pay our doctors, especially if you think it changes how your doctor treats you. Call Customer Service if you have any questions.