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WIC Program


WIC Program Information

WIC Locations

WIC Resources

Breastfeeding Support

 

Program Information

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC can support you with raising a health family by providing:

  • Individualized nutrition education
  • Electronic benefit cards to purchase nutritious foods from the grocery store
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Manual or electric breast pumps for those who qualify
  • Referrals to healthcare providers and community services

Program Eligibility

WIC serves income-eligible pregnant women, women who recently had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants, and children up to age 5. To qualify for services, you must:

All caregivers are welcome! We offer support to anyone – working or not – who cares for an eligible infant or child. You can use this WIC Prescreening Tool to see if you may qualify to receive benefits!

How to Apply

Call to make an appointment at one of our Erie or Huron County locations:

  • Sandusky: 419-626-5623 ext 5137
  • Norwalk: 419-668-6855
  • Vermilion: 440-967-7359

What to Bring to Your WIC Visit

  • All family members applying for WIC services
  • Identification for you and any other applicants that includes birthdate (driver’s license, birth certificate, Medicaid card, crib card or shot record)
  • Proof of address (Ohio driver’s license or utility or credit card bill)
  • Proof of income (current pay stubs; valid Medicaid card or SNAP card if you receive these)
  • If pregnant, proof of pregnancy (doctor’s statement showing due date or ultrasound)
  • Children’s shot records
  • WNC (WIC Nutrition Card- if you have already been issued one)