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FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: WOMEN, INFANT + CHILDREN (WIC)

The mission of the WIC program is to improve the health status and prevent health problems among Ohio’s at-risk women, infants, and children.

WHAT IS WIC?
WIC is a nutrition education program. WIC provides nutritious foods which promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants, and children up to age five.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WIC?
Pregnant, breastfeeding woman & (non)-breastfeeding woman up to 6 months postpartum
Infants, birth through 12 months
Children, 1 to 5 years
After applying you must meet income guidelines, and certain nutritional or health risks.
View: Ohio WIC Program Income Guidelines


The WIC Prescreening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible for WIC benefits. This Prescreening Tool is not an application for WIC. To apply for WIC benefits, you must make an appointment at your WIC local agency.

WHAT DOES WIC PROVIDE?
WIC is a nutrition education and support program that specializes in nutrition education and support for mother and baby while pregnant or breastfeeding as well as nutrition education and support for infants and children under the age of 5. WIC also provides key nutrients through supplemental food such as milk, fruits & vegetables, cereal, juice, eggs etc. These foods are conveniently provided through an
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Brief Screenings for height, weight and blood iron testing help WIC health professionals determine nutritional health risks and from that foods are tailored to each participant’s needs and likes.

Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to receive certain breastfeeding benefits
Breastfeeding Counseling & Education Classes
Social Media Breastfeeding Support Services
1 on 1 assistance with one of our Certified Lactation Counselors
Breastfeeding supplies

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
IF YOU LIVE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, AND WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY WIC.
YOU MAY CALL FOR AN APPT. 740-652-2800, option #7
WALK IN AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

For further questions please call the main office number: 740-652-2800, option #7
Lancaster Clinic:
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00
Closed daily 11:30-12:00 for lunch
Pickerington Clinic:
Wednesday and Friday - 8:30am to 11:30am & 12:00pm to 2:00pm
*Third Wednesday of the month - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

WIC PROGRAM APPLICATION + HEALTH HISTORY FORMS :
WIC Program Application /
   History Forms: Pregnant Woman, Breastfeeding & Postpartum Woman,
   Infants under 12 months, Children 1-5 years


SPANISH
WIC PROGRAM APPLICATION + HEALTH HISTORY FORMS :
Historial de Salud de WIC para Mujeres Embarazadas
Historial de Salud de WIC para Infantes
Historial de Salud de WIC para Niños de 1 hasta 5 Años
Historial de Salud de WIC para Mujeres LactandoAmamantando y en Postparto


BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION + QUICK LINKS:
How to Breastfeed
Ohio Laws- Breastfeeding in Public
Fair Labor Acts.  (Nursing Mother's Pumping Breaks)
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card
Ohio WIC Program Authorized Foods List
Farmer's Market Benefits
Our Babies Count
Text 4 Baby
Ohio Smoke Free Families

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
CONTACT US
WIC Program Coordinator
Mary Smith
M.S.Ed, LSW, DTR
P: 740-652-2845
Email

Questions / Scheduling
Fairfield Department of Health
1550 Sheridan Drive
Suite 100 (map)
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-652-2800, opt. 7
F: 740-652-1523

WIC Pickerington Satellite Clinic Location
11050 Tussing Road (map)
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
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