Women, Infants and Children

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Women, infants, and children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is for low income pregnant women, breastfeeding women up to 12 months postpartum, non-breastfeeding women up to 6 months postpartum, and infants and children up to 5 years of age who have a medical/nutritional risk and meet financial eligibility criteria. Funding is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. WIC is administered by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Fulton County Board of Health.

WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement diets as well as information on healthy eating and referrals to health care.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Food vouchers are redeemable at participating grocery stores for milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juices, and other nutritious foods.

Requirements for Fulton County WIC Benefits

Generally, WIC is available to:

  • Low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • Low-income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level
  • Live in Fulton County
  • Certain applicants can be determined income-eligible for WIC based on their participation in programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, and TANF, formerly known as AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
  • Applicants must be seen by a health professional such as a physician, nurse, or nutritionist who must determine whether the individual is at nutrition risk. "Nutrition risk" means an individual has a medical-based condition such as anemia or a poor pregnancy outcome or dietary-based conditions such as poor eating habits.

Participants will "graduate" at the end of one or more certification periods.  An eligible individual usually receives WIC benefits from 6 months to a year, at which time she/he must reapply.

You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you.  At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify. You can find the online application at this link.

Are you Moving or Have You Recently Moved?

WIC participants who move can continue to receive WIC benefits until their certification period expires as long as there is proof the individual received WIC benefits in a previous locality or state.  WIC staff at that location will provide you with a special card to present to the WIC office in your new location.  When you arrive for your first appointment, be sure to bring that card with you.

Nondiscrimination 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: How to File a Complaint, 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.

Declaración de no discriminación en Español

service

locations

adamsville regional health center

center for health & rehabilitation

college park  ( WILLIE J. FREEMAN) regional health center

Neighborhood Union Health Center

North Fulton Regional Health Center

North Fulton Service Center

Oak Hill Child, Adolescent, and Family Health Center