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WIC

WIC_BannerWhat is WIC?

WIC has provided nutrition education and supplemental foods to low income families for over thirty years. Participants receive a nutrition assessment, health screening, medical history, body measurements (weight and height), hemoglobin check, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals to other health and social services, and vouchers for healthy foods. For more details visit: http://dph.georgia.gov/WIC


ELIGIBILTY and INCOME REQUIREMENTS

Click here for eligibility requirements for WIC.

What are the GA income eligibility requirements for WIC?
Working and non-working individuals may qualify for WIC. Families with income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level or enrolled in Medicaid, TANF or food stamp. Income eligibility increase with the number of individuals in the family. Please check with your local WIC clinic for specific income guidelines. There is no charge for WIC services.

Do I need an appointment?
To request an appointment online, please fill out the Online Intake Form. *This online tool is only a preliminary assessment – only Local WIC Agency staff can determine if you qualify for WIC services.


BREASTFEEDING

Is Breastfeeding Support available?
Yes, many of the nutritionists are Certified Lactation Counselors. Breast feeding peer counselors are also available for support and encouragement for our breastfeeding mom and babies. Click here for more information: http://dph.georgia.gov/breastfeeding-support

How can I receive a breast pump?
Breast pumps are available to enable Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants with special circumstances to initiate breastfeeding and increase duration of breastfeeding, the district has a breast pump loan program at each clinic site.

  • Breast pumps are loaned free of charge, without a monetary deposit
  • There are assessment steps to be taken as part of the pump issuance process
  • A breastfeeding assessment with the WIC participant is required in order to receive a breast pump. Participants are assessed, monthly, at a minimum, until pump is no longer needed and is returned to clinic.

APPROVED FORMULA’S AND FOODS

What type of formula can I receive?
Click here for WIC Formula Resources

What are WIC approved foods?
Click here to view the WIC Approved Food List
View video WIC Food Package at https://dph.georgia.gov/wic-food-package-0


FARMER’S MARKET

Can I attend WIC Farmers Market?
District 1-1 Farmer’s Market is offered once a year during the summer months of July and August. Contact your local WIC clinic for the day and time in that area. If the local health department does not offer the WIC Farmer’s Market, you may visit the surrounding clinic to receive your WIC Farmer’s Market benefits.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Information for Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, and other Health Care Providers