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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*

ECONOMIC UNIT

ANNUALLY

MONTHLY

WEEKLY

1 21,775 1,815 419
2 29,471 2,456 567
3 37,167 3,098 715
4 44,863 3,739 863
5 52,559 4,380 1,011
6 60,255 5,022 1,159
7 67,951 5,663 1,307
8 75,647 6,304 1,455

*Guidelines effective July 1, 2015.

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  (If you are breastfeeding exclusively)
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?

       The WIC clinic 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 1300 clients.

WIC is an equal opportunity program. 

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing  cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Spanish Nondiscrimination Statement

De conformidad con Ia Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y polfticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en

ingles), se prohfbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que

participan o administran  programas del USDA discriminen sobre Ia base de raza, color,

nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades  previas de derechos civiles en algun programa o actividad realizados o financiados  por el USDA.

 

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos  para Ia comunicacion de Ia informacion del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de sefias americana, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en Ia que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audicion o discapacidades  del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmision]  al (800) 877-8339. Ademas, Ia informacion del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

 

Para presentar  una denuncia de discriminacion, complete el  Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminaci6n del Programa del USDA,  (AD-3027) que esta disponible en linea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint  filing   cust.html  yen cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida  al USDA  e incluya  en la carta toda la informacion

-solicitada  en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al

(866) 632-9992.  Haga llegar su formulario  lleno o carta al USDA por:

 

(1)         correo: 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; o

 

(3)         correo electronico:  program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Esta institucion es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad  de oportunidades.

 

 

 

Shortened Statements- No Change

 

When the material  is too small to permit the full statement to be included,  the material must, at a minimum, include  the statement in print size no smaller  than the text.

 

English:   USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Spanish: El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

 

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