WIC


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Monroe County WIC
118 Home Avenue
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793
740-472-1833 Phone
740-472-2509 Fax
Email: Wicmonroe@odh.ohio.gov
Facebook page: Monroe County Health Department Ohio 

Amanda Sefert BS, CMA, CLC – Director
Misty Valentine RN, CLS - Health Professional
Christa Russell RN, CLS - Health Professional
Katie Childress CLS- Breastfeeding Peer Helper

Clinic Hours - 
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please call to schedule an appointment

 
Monroe County WIC offers breastfeeding support and education to WIC participants.  
A Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Lactation Specialists can assist mothers with 
knowledge and resources to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. 
For more information about breastfeeding please call the WIC at 740-472-1833.


Services WIC Provides

WIC-the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children is a fundamental part of Ohio’s public health system and is intended to reach income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years of age. 

WIC services include:

  • Nutrition and breastfeeding education and support
  • Supplemental foods supplying key nutrients
  • Referral to health care providers and community programs
  • Height checks, weight checks and hemoglobin (iron testing)

 Click  WIC Program Application to print an application.  Call 740-472-1833 to schedule an appointment.

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Eligibility Requirements

Who is eligible?

Pregnant and breastfeeding women; non-breastfeeding postpartum women; infants birth through 12 months; and children 1 to 5 years who are:

  • Present at the clinic appointment, and able to provide proof of identity
  • Residents of the state of Ohio
  • At medical/nutrition risk based on health and diet information assessed by a health professional at the time of certification
  • Income eligible-185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

WIC Program Income Guidelines 

WIC serves eligible families at or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines.  In addition, those receiving assistance from the following programs may be income eligible for WIC:

  • Ohio Works First
  • Food Assistance ( Food Stamps)
  • Medicaid Program (United Health Care, Molina, Care Source, Buckeye)

Refer to the income guidelines below to see if you qualify!

Family Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

$26,973

$2,248

$ 519

2

  36,482

  3,041

   702

3

  45,991

  3,833

   885

4

  55,500

  4,625

 1,068

5

  65,009

  5,418

 1,251

6

  74,518

  6,210

 1,434

7

  84,027

  7,003

 1,616

8

  93,536

  7,795

 1,799

Note: A pregnant woman counts as more than one family member.  A person who currently receives Medicaid  (United Healthcare, Care Source, or Molina), Food Stamps, or Ohio Works First (OWF) automatically meets the income eligibility criteria for WIC.

Welcome to WIC and How to Use Your WIC Nutrition Card

Welcome to WIC 

How to Use Your WIC Nutrition Card


Downloading and Using the WICShopper App and Shopping for WIC Benefits

Downloading and Using the WICShopper App

Shopping for WIC Benefits


Breastfeeding/Peer Program

WIC Promotes Breastfeeding

Some of the many benefits of breastfeeding are:

  • Fewer illnesses
  • Better nutrition for the infant
  • Weight management
  • Bonding for mom and baby

Ohio WIC’s breastfeeding program provides:

  • Infant feeding information to help participants make educated decisions
  • Trained peer helpers to provide ongoing support to breastfeeding participants
  • Referrals to International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) if needed
  • Breast pumps to eligible mothers

Highlights of Foods Provided

WIC food packages and nutrition education are the means by which WIC affects the dietary quality and habits of participants.  The food packages align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The WIC program provides supplemental foods to participants providing nutrients most often lacking in diets of low-income individuals.  WIC benefits are supplemental and should not be relied upon as emergency food when other resources have been exhausted. 

WIC provides prescribed amounts of the following foods:

Children and Women
Beans/peas
Cereal
Cheese
Eggs
Fruits and vegetables
Juice
Milk, Lactaid, Tofu, or Soy Milk
Peanut butter
Whole grain foods
Yogurt
Canned fish (Exclusive Breastfeeding Women)
Special formulas (if applicable)

Infants
Formula
Infant cereal
Infant fruits and vegetable
Infant meats (Exclusive Breastfeeding)

Committed Health Care Partner

WIC has developed a minimum set of high-risk parameters and protocols.  High-risk participants identified through these parameters receive more frequent and intensive nutrition counseling and referral to other health care providers, including physicians (when appropriate).

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDAOASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;

or
3. email: program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider