The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental healthy foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for pregnant, breastfeeding, & non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five, who qualify.
The WIC program provides screening/referrals to other health, welfare, and social service agencies, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion, support, and access to supplemental nutritious foods. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements. Click here to find out if you may be eligible for WIC; mothers and children with active Medicaid or SNAP are automatically eligible. To apply or schedule an appointment, please call or fax us at (804) 365-4335.
Virginia WIC informational video:
WIC provides milk, cheese, eggs, beans, peanut butter, juice, cereal, fruits & vegetables, whole grain options, baby foods, and formula to those who request it. Food prescriptions differ by participant category and according to family preferences. Breastfeeding moms receive the largest food packages, which also include canned tuna & salmon, and are eligible to stay on WIC longer. We have staff trained to help make breastfeeding a success, and the by clicking here you can learn more on the health benefits of breastfeeding.
WIC participants are issued an eWIC foods debit card, which is similar to a SNAP card, for use at grocery stores that accept WIC. Participants may shop at any grocery store in Virginia with a picture of the blue eWIC card on the front door.
Check out the following video links to learn more about the eWIC card system:
Please call your local WIC agency for additional information.
CHICKAHOMINY HEALTH DISTRICT
Serving the counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent
Phone: (804) 365-4335
Fax: (804) 365-4355