Meigs health today: What is WIC?
What is WIC?
WIC is a nutrition education program administered locally by the Meigs Co. Health Dept. WIC provides nutritious foods that promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age 5.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a baby less than 6 months old, and infants and children up to 5 years old are eligible to apply for WIC. Fathers are welcome to apply for WIC for their children up to age 5.
To qualify for services, you must:
- Live in Ohio
- Meet WIC income guidelines
- Have 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 such as: Cereal, Eggs, Milk, Whole-grain foods, Fruits and vegetables, & Infant formula
How Do I Apply?
- Make an appointment – Call your local clinic at 740-992-0392 to schedule an appointment to meet with a WIC staff member.
- See if you qualify – All it takes is a call or visit to your local WIC clinic to see if you qualify for services.
Receive a WIC Nutrition Card
If you are eligible, you will receive a WIC Nutrition Card to buy healthy foods at local WIC approved grocery stores.
What to Bring to My First Visit?
- Proof of income (3 most recent pay stubs or current Medicaid card)
- Proof of address (utility or credit bill, or Ohio driver’s license)
- Proof of identity for you and any other applicants (birth certificate, driver’s license, Medicaid card, crib card or shot record)
- All family members applying for WIC services
- If pregnant, a doctor’s statement showing due date
- Children’s shot record