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

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WIC recipients-if you have questions about this new policy that will begin starting January 1, 2019, please call the WIC office at 740-652-2800 option #7.

UNITED WAY PARTNERSHIP


Fairfield Department of Health, WIC Program is partnering with the United Way of Fairfield County for Free resources to help you read with your child through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Fairfield County.

Sign your child up to receive 1 free book per month up to the age of 5 years old. For your convenience, you may print the form from the link and drop off to the Fairfield Department of Health or mail to the Fairfield County United Way.

To sign your child up to receive free books

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OUR MISSION

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

BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION + QUICK LINKS:
How to Breastfeed
Ohio Laws- Breastfeeding in Public
Fair Labor Acts.  (Nursing Mother's Pumping Breaks)
Ohio WIC Program Authorized Foods List / Spanish Version
Farmer's Market Benefits
Text 4 Baby
Ohio Smoke Free Families
No Kidding Ohio Straight Talk from Teen Parents


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.