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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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Program Description


WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.

The program improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies; reduces infant mortality by reducing the incidence of low birth weight (infants under 5 ½ pounds are at greater risk of breathing problems, brain injuries and physical abnormalities), and provides infants and children with a healthy start in life by improving poor or inadequate diets.

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula; and referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs. You can apply by printing out a WIC Program Application and mailing it to the WIC clinic in your area. Please note that you must schedule an appointment at the clinic, too.

To find a WIC clinic near you, please click WIC Clinic Directory or call 1-800-755-GROW (4769).


 Voter Registration at WIC Clinics

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, Public Law 103-31, provides that WIC clinics serve as voter registration assistance sites throughout Ohio. Applicants can register to vote at any WIC clinic in their communities, or registration can be completed through the online services of the Secretary of State’s office at:

Click below to view the Welcome to WIC and How to Use Your WIC Nutrition Card.   

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videoHow to Use Your WIC Nutrition Card

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Fraud and Abuse

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
WIC Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Telephone: (614) 644-8006
Fax: (614) 564-2470


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Last Revised: 5/9/2018