WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care to income eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who have had a baby in the past 6 months, infants and children up to 5 years of age. Nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables and iron-fortified formulas to non-breastfed infants are provided. Participants redeem WIC food vouchers at authorized retail grocery stores and pharmacies. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (link to the right) funds the WIC Program.
The Ross County Health District operates WIC clinics in Ross County at 150 E. Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio and in Pickaway County at 465 E. Ohio Street, Circleville, Ohio. To apply for the WIC program please call the Ross County WIC Clinic at 740-702-6709 or the Pickaway County WIC Program at 740-474-4274. You must meet income requirements or receive a medical card from Ohio Job and Family Services (link to the right). Income requirements are based on family size.
Am I Eligible for WIC? Eligibility is based on family unit size.(A pregnant woman counts as more than one family member.) A person who currently receives Medicaid, Food Stamps or Ohio Works First (OWF) automatically meets the income eligibility criteria for WIC. Click on the link to see the current income guidelines for the Ohio WIC program.
How Do I apply for WIC?
Contact the WIC office in your county to make an appointment to apply for WIC.
Ross County Residents call: 740-702-6709
Pickaway County Residents call: 740-474-4274
Application Forms will be mailed to you or you may print a copy from the following links.
What Does WIC Provide? The WIC program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information and support, referrals for other health care and supplemental nutritious foods. An electronic benefit card called the WIC Nutrition Card is issued to participants to receive foods at local grocery stores.
Breastfeeding Links and Information