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WIC Program

What is WIC?

WIC (Women-Infant-Children) is a nutrition education program.

WIC provides highly nutritious supplemental foods that promote good health for pregnant women and postpartum women, and breastfeeding mothers, infants and children up to age five.

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • Women who have had a baby less than six months old
  • Infants and children up to five years old

And who qualify as: residing in Jefferson County meeting a nutritional or medical risk and meeting WIC income guidelines:

OHIO WIC INCOME GUIDELINE

FAMILY UNIT

ANNUAL INCOME

MONTHYLY INCOME

WEEKLY INCOME

1

$              20,665

$              1,723

$               398

2 26,955 2333 539
3 35,317 2944 680
4 42,643 3554 821
5 49,969 4165 961
6 57,295 4775

                 1102

7 64,621 5,386

                 1,243

8 71,947 5996 1,384

How do you get WIC?

  • Make an appointment at the local WIC clinic
  • Talk with a WIC Health Professional at your appointment
  • If determined eligible, you will receive coupons to buy nutritious foods at the store designated by the WIC Program

Benefits of being enrolled in the WIC program

  • You receive nutrition education for yourself and your children
  • You get nutritious foods at no cost.
  • WIC helps save money. You can use the saved money to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, baby foods and other foods that WIC does not provide.

WIC Provides:

  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding encouragement & support
  • Referral for Health Care
  • Immunization screening and referral
  • Supplemental foods like:

Milk
Cereal

Infant Cereals
Juices
Eggs 

Cheese  
Peanut butter or beans
Infant formula

Whole grains

Tofu

Fruits & vegetables

Baby Foods
Tuna fish  (if you are breastfeeding exclusively)

Where can you get WIC in Jefferson county?

There are two WIC clinics located in the following communities:

  • Steubenville - 500 Market Street, 7th Floor (740) 283-8530

Please call (740) 283-8530 to schedule and appointment.

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.

Currently the WIC program of the Jefferson County Health Department serves approximately 1900 clients.

WIC is an equal opportunity program. Persons who believe that they have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability should write to the Secretary of Agriculture USDA, Washington, D.C. 20250

 

For Monthly Updates on WIC click on Monthly Newletters

 

 

Jefferson County General Health District
Administrative Division
500 Market Street, 7th Floor
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
PH: (740) 283-8530
FAX: (740) 283-8536
jeffhealth@jchealth.com