WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a food program to aid pregnant, breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants through 12 months old and children ages 1-5.   There income and residency requirements that must be met to determine eligibility.

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 for WIC?

Who is eligible?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, had a baby or miscarriage in the last 6 months, infants and children up to age 5 who meet our income guidelines or receive Ohio Medicaid and live in Ohio.

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







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


lf you have more than eight people in your family, please call our clinic for guidelines at 740-283-8530.

  • A person who currently receives Medicaid, SNAP or Ohio Works First (OWF) automatically meets the income guidelines for WlC.
  • An unborn baby counts as one family member.
  • Guidelines are effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. lf you are unsure of income eligibility, please call our office at 740-283-8530.

How do you apply for WIC?

How do you get WIC?

  • Make an appointment at the local WIC clinic
  • Talk with a WIC Health Professional at your appointment
  • If determined to be eligible, you will receive a WIC Nutrition Card (WNC) to purchase at participating grocery stores.

What are the benefits of WIC?

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
    • Fruits & vegetables
    • Baby Foods
    • Tuna fish  (if you are breastfeeding exclusively)

How do I get started in Jefferson County?

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.

Additional Guidelines

WIC is an equal opportunity program.

English Nondiscrimination Statement – Effective December 22,2015
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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish Nondiscrimination Statement – Effective December 22,2015

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de  derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

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

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:  http;//www.ascr.usda,gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escribauna carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (566) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(202) 690-7442; o



Esta institucion es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad  de oportunidades.