WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental nutritious foods, counseling at WIC clinics, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. The goal of the Program is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk requirements.
To get an appointment:
Call the closest Health Department and tell them your zipcode:
Chesapeake Health Dept – Great Bridge MAIN Office
748 N Battlefield Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Hours: 8:30AM through 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.
Some evenings and Saturdays available, please call (757) 382-8608
South Norfolk Health Center
490 Liberty St
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Hours: 8:30AM through 4:30PM, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Closed Fridays.
please call (757) 382-2651
What you need to bring to your appointment:
- Your child
- Proof of INCOME for entire family
- Proof of identification for the individual to be enrolled
- Proof of address
- A referral form from your doctor with current weight, height and hemoglobin or hematocrit (Child must still be present)
- Immunization record
If you have any breastfeeding questions Email WIC at firstname.lastname@example.org