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.
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.
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.
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
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: email@example.com and a WIC staff member will be in touch.
- Richland County Office: 419-774-4560
- Ashland County Office: 419-289-3359
Gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed the following amounts:
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For family sizes above 8, and additional details, CLICK HERE.
For Health Care Providers
Ohio WIC Prescribed Food and Formula Request Form, 11/2022
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.
Richland County WIC
555 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
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
Monday and Tuesday 8a – 4:30p
Wednesday: 10a – 6:30p
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: Closed
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