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WIC Program

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WIC Program Information

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WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

WIC Provides:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Supplemental, Highly Nutritious Foods ((eggs, milk, cereal, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, beans, peanut butter, and iron fortified infant formula))
  • Referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs

Program Eligibility

WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby (up to 6 months old), infants, and children up to five years of age. To qualify for services you must:

  • Be present at the clinic appointment, and provide proof of identity;
  • Live in Ohio;
  • Determined by health professionals to be at medical/nutritional risk; and
  • Meet Ohio WIC Income Guidelines.

All caregivers are welcome. We offer support to anyone – working or not – who cares for a child including:

  • Moms
  • Single fathers
  • Grandparents
  • Foster parents
  • Step-parents
  • Guardians

The WIC PreScreening Tool assists applicants in determining whether or not they are potentially eligible to receive WIC benefits. This PreScreening Tool is not an application for WIC benefits. To apply for WIC benefits, you must make an appointment at one of our WIC locations listed below.

 How to Apply?

Call to make an appointment at one of our Erie and Huron County locations.

          Sandusky WIC Office: 419-626-5623 ext. 137

          Norwalk WIC Office: 419- 668-6855

          Vermilion WIC Office: 440-967-7359

Print out one health history form for each person applying. Be sure to complete the form that best describes the person:

  • Infant (birth to 12 months old)
  • Child (age 1 to 5 years)
  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding woman or woman who has had a baby in the last 6 months.

What Do I Bring To My First Visit?

  • Proof of income (current pay stubs, current Medicaid card, SNAP card)
  • Proof of address (utility or credit card bill, or Ohio driver’s license)
  • Identification for you and any other applicants that includes birth date (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, or ultrasound
  • Children’s shot records
  • WNC (WIC Nutrition Card)
  • Medicaid or SNAP Card (if you receive these)