FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: WOMEN, INFANT + CHILDREN (WIC)
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.
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?
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR 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.
WHAT DOES WIC PROVIDE?
• 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.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
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
BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION + QUICK LINKS:This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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:
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