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WIC
Women, Infants & 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?

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a baby less than six months old, and infants and children up to five years old are eligible to apply for WIC.

To qualify for services you must:

  • Live in Ohio
  • Meet WIC income guidelines
  • Meet certain nutritional or health risks

What does WIC provide?

  • Nutrition education and support
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Referral for health care
  • Immunization screening and referral
  • Supplemental foods like:
    • Milk
    • Cereal
    • Juice
    • Eggs
    • Peanut butter or beans
    • Whole Grains 
    • Infant formula
    • Tuna fish (if you are exclusively breastfeeding)

How do I apply?

  • Make an appointment
    • Call the Ottawa County Health Department at 419-734-6800 or Toll Free in Ottawa County at   1-800-788-8803 to schedule an appointment to meet with a WIC staff member or call 1-800-755 GROW for locations and more information.
  • See if you qualify
    • All it takes is a visit to your local WIC clinic to see if you qualify for services.
  • Receive WIC coupons
    • If you are eligible, you will receive coupons to buy healthy foods at local WIC-approved grocery stores.

 

What do I bring to my first visit?

  • Proof of income (current pay stubs, approval letter for Health Start, Ohio Works First, Food Stamps, or current Medicaid card)
  • Proof of address (utility or credit bill, or Ohio driverís license)
  • Proof of identity for you and any other applicants (birth certificate, driverís license, Medicaid card, crib card, shot record)
  • All family members applying for WIC services
  • If pregnant, a doctorís statement showing due date
  • Childrenís shot records

 

                            


 

 OHIO WIC PROGRAM INCOME GUIDELINES*

         In order to be eligible for WIC, the gross countable income of the economic unit, of which the applicant/participant is a member, must be less than or equal to the Ohio WIC program income guidelines for economic unit size provided in the following chart. WIC income guidelines are updated each year. 

 

Economic Unit

Annually

Monthly

Twice Monthly

Biweekly

Weekly

1

    $22,459    

$1,872

$936

$864

$432

2

30,451

2,538

1,269

1,172

586

3

38,443

3,204

1,602

1,479

740

4

46,435

3,870

1,935

1,786

893

5

54,427

4,536

2,268

2,094

1,047

6

62,419

5,202

2,601

2,401

1,201

7

70,411

5,868

2,934

2,709

1,355

8

78,403

6,534

3,267

3,016

1,508

Revised 4/18      

   Note:  A pregnant woman counts as more than one family member.  A person who currently receives Medicaid, Food Stamps, or Ohio Works First (OWF) will automatically meet the income eligibility criteria for WIC.

 




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