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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
A Nutrition Program
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.
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income-eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. The program improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies; reduces infant mortality by reducing the incidence of low birth weight (infants under 5 1/2 pounds are at greater risk of breathing problems, brain injuries and physical abnormalities) and provides infants and children with a healthy start in life by improving poor or inadequate diets.
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, juice, cereal, beans, peanut butter and iron-fortified infant formula; referral to prenatal and pediatric health care; and other maternal and sports, work, & school physicals and human service programs (examples: Head Start, Medicaid and Food Stamps).
Locally, WIC is a two county agency covering Erie and Huron Counties. Listed below the eligibility requirements are the WIC Clinics in each county.
Who is eligible?
Pregnant and breastfeeding women; non-breastfeeding postpartum women; infants birth through 12 months; and children 1 to 5 years who are:
- Residents of the state of Ohio
- Income eligible - 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (see chart below)
ERIE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
WIC PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
Erie Co. Health Dept. WIC Program
420 Superior Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
(419)-626-5623 - For an Appointment use ext. 137 or 211
Vermilion Branch WIC Program
320 Aldrich Road @ The Vermilion-on-the-Lake YMCA
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
(440) 967-7359 (Wed. Only)
Huron County WIC Program
Huron County Job and Family Services Building
185 Shady Lane Drive, Entrance D
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
To make an appointment, call the clinic closest to you. You must have with you proof of income, identification of applicant, residency proof, and if pregnant, verification of pregnancy with due date listed.
For more information, please call (419) 626-5623.