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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