Women, Infants & Children

Nutrition education for pregnant women and young families

New To WIC?


Please watch the videos below to learn more about WIC and how to use your WIC Nutrition Card!


Welcome to WIC Video:


How to use your WIC Nutrition Card video:

What is WIC

WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a nutrition education program for pregnant women, women who have a baby less than six months old, breastfeeding mothers, and infants and children up to 5 years old. WIC provides individualized nutrition counseling, nutritious foods, help in finding health care, breastfeeding support and education, voter registration, and farmer’s market coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables during the summer months.

WIC also provides nutrition classes on topics like infant feeding, breastfeeding, story time with snacks, and special holiday-themed events. For breastfeeding moms returning to work or school, WIC may provide electric breast pumps. The mission of the WIC program is to improve the health status and prevent health problems among Ohio’s at-risk women, infants, and children.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. WIC is federally-funded by the USDA and is administered locally by Richland Public Health.



WIC Eligibility

If you have more than 8 people in your family, please contact your local WIC office for guidelines. A pregnant woman counts as more than one family member. A person who receives Medicaid, SNAP Food Assistance, or Ohio Works First (OWF) meets income eligibility criteria for WIC.

WIC Provides


Nutrition education


Breastfeeding education and support


Nutritious foods such as eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, cereal, whole grain bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, fruits and vegetables. Canned tuna fish or salmon if you are breastfeeding. Infant formula is available along with baby food and baby cereal.

WIC Provides


Referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs


Coupons worth $30 for fresh fruit and vegetables redeemable at Farmers Markets and roadside stands during the summer months


Voter Registration.

Who Is Eligible for WIC?

Pregnant and breastfeeding women; women who recently had a baby, infants and children up to 5 years of age; who are:


Present at the clinic appointment and provide proof of identity;


Residents of Richland/Ashland counties;


Determined by health professionals to be at medical/nutritional risk; and


Meets income guidelines - 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Not sure if you are eligible?

If your are unsure of income eligibility, CLICK HERE to fill out the application. Once you have completed the application, email it to:  wicrichlandashland@odh.ohio.gov and a WIC staff member will be in touch.

  • Richland County Office: 419-774-4560
  • Ashland County Office: 419-289-3359


Income Guidelines

Gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed the following amounts:

Family Size Annual  Income Monthly  Income Weekly  Income
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

For family sizes above 8, and additional details, CLICK HERE.

For Health Care Providers

Ohio WIC Prescribed Food and Formula Request Form, 10/2023

This form is to be used by healthcare providers when prescribing special formulas for women, infants and children.

This form can be filled out electronically, printed, and then faxed to one of our offices:
Richland County WIC FAX #419-774-3926
Ashland County WIC FAX #419-281-6451

How Do I Get WIC?

1. Call the WIC clinic for an appointment:
• Richland County Office: 419-774-4560
• Ashland County Office: 419-289-3359

2.Your must bring to your scheduled appointment:

  • Proof of income (recent payroll statements, Medicaid Card, SNAP card or Ohio Works First)
  • Proof of address (Ohio driver’s license, utility bill)
  • Proof of identify for you and your children (driver’s license, birth certificate, hospital letter)
  • If pregnant, proof of pregnancty with date

3. Bring your children to the appointment. WIC staff will weigh and measure them during the appointment. 

4. If you are new to WIC, we look forward to serving you! If eligible, you will be given a WIC Nutrition Card (EBT card) during your WIC appointment. The Nutrition Card can be used at locally approved stores to purchase nutritious foods.

GET THE WICSHOPPER APP: Visit your device’s App Store and download.

WIC Forms

Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) Program - Richland County

Ohio Buckles Buckeyes is a program that provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low-income families throughout Ohio. Richland County residents who are eligible can receive a free car seat through Richland Public Health (when seats are available).

  • To be eligible for the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program, you must:
    • Be a Richland County resident
    • Meet income eligibility guidelines (Must be enrolled in the Richland County WIC program)
    • Have a vehicle to install the seat in (you do not have to own the vehicle)
    • Be the parent or legal guardian of, a child between 6-months old and 4-years old for a convertible car seat or between 5-years old and 8-years old for a high back booster.  NOTE: We DO NOT provide infant carrier car seats.
    • Complete necessary paperwork and seat overview and assist in installing the proper seat in your vehicle.
    • Please contact us at 419-774-3542 for more information.

Link to ODH website: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/child-injury-Prevention/child-passenger-safety/

Richland County WIC

555 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
Fax 419-774-3926

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8a – 4:30p
Friday: 8a – 4p
Wednesday: 10a – 6:30p 
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Ashland County WIC

934 Center St # E
Ashland, OH 44805


Fax 419-281-6451

Monday and Tuesday 8a – 4:30p
Wednesday: 10a – 6:30p
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: Closed

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