WHAT IS WIC?
WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
The goal of the program is to improve the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated in Virginia through the Virginia Department of Health.
- screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social service agencies
- nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support
- supplemental nutritious foods
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk requirements.
To apply, you will need to bring some information to the WIC appointment:
- Proof of income (pay stubs, Medicaid card, Food Stamp letter)
- Proof of identity (driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security card)
- Proof that you live in Virginia (utility bill or other item with your name and current street address)
IS THERE A COST?
No, but you must meet the eligibility listed above.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
For clinic times and to make an appointment call your closest health department.