WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program

Woman and infant

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for women (pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding), infants and children up to 5 years old. WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, and breastfeeding education and support.

WIC is an important part of children's lives during critical times of growth and development to make sure they avoid health and growth problems.

Services
  • Nutrition assessment, education, and counseling
  • Electronic benefits to use at major grocery stores for nutritious foods including infant foods, eggs, cereal, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk, peanut butter, and dried beans
  • Referral to health and social service providers
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Breast pumps for work or school as needed
  • Infant formula for infants not being exclusively breastfed
Eligibility

WIC is for people who live in Franklin County, meet income guidelines and are at risk for medical or nutritional problems.

An applicant/participant must meet specific income guidelines to participate in WIC. The Ohio WIC program income guidelines are equal to 185% of the HHS poverty income guidelines.

In order to be eligible for WIC, the gross countable income of the economic unit, of which the applicant/participant is a member, must be less than or equal to the Ohio WIC program income guidelines for economic unit size in the chart provided here.

 

Appointments and Locations

WIC services are provided by appointment at one of the many locations around Franklin County. Please check what you need to bring to each of your appointments. WIC also provides services at pop-up clinics. Please visit us on Facebook to find out more.

Google Map of Franklin County WIC locations (Includes addresses and phone numbers). 

Search for the clinic closest to your zip code.

Please call 614-645-7280 if you need assistance contacting your local WIC clinic.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

For your certification or re-certification appointments*, you will need to bring:

  • WIC Nutrition Card
  • Proof of household income (check stubs, letter from employer, government assistance benefits statement)
  • Identification (ID) that includes birth date (preferably photo ID)
  • Children under age 5 with ID that includes birth date (birth certificate, crib card, shot record)
  • Proof of address (piece of mail, lease, utility bill)
  • If pregnant, a physician statement that will verify due date, or ultrasound
  • Your Medicaid or Food Stamp (SNAP) Card, if you receive these

*Certifications are your first ever WIC appointment. Re-certifications occur every 6 months-1 year depending on age, after the first certification.

For your mid-certification and health assessment appointments, you will need to bring:

  • WIC Nutrition Card
  • Identification (ID) that includes birth date (preferably photo ID)
  • If your child needs a mid-certification weight or hemoglobin check, you will need to bring her/him. WIC staff will notify you if this is true for your family.

Please Note: You must call before your appointment. WIC is not accepting walk ins at this time. See location & contact info.

 

WIC Farmers Markets

WIC holds an annual Farmers Market each summer where WIC families can receive vouchers for fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Each active WIC member older than 6 months can receive 1 coupon booklet per year, up to 3 booklets per family. Each booklet is worth $20 and can be used at designated markets throughout the season (July-October). Follow us @franklincowic for the latest updates!

Equal Access Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.