Women, Infants & Children

Nutrition education for pregnant women and young families

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.

 

 

Tina Picman

Tina Picman

WIC Director

419-774-4570

WIC Provides

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Nutrition education

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Breastfeeding education and support

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

WIC Provides

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

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Coupons worth $20 for fresh fruit and vegetables redeemable at Farmers Markets and roadside stands during the summer months

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Voter Registration.

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.

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:

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Present at the clinic appointment and provide proof of identity;

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Residents of Richland/Ashland counties;

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

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

Not sure if you are eligible?

If your are unsure of income eligibility, contact your local WIC office.

  • 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 $23,107.00 $1,926.00 $445.00
2 $31,284.00 $2,607.00 $602.00
3 $39,461.00 $3,289.00 $759.00
4 $47,638.00 $3,970.00 $917.00
5 $55,815.00 $4,652.00 $1,074.00
6 $63,992.00 $5,333.00 $1,231.00
7 $72,169.00 $6,015.00 $1,388.00
8 $80,346.00 $6,696.00 $1,546.00

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

For Health Care Providers

Ohio WIC Prescribed Food and Formula Request Form, 10/1/18

This form is to be used by health care providers when prescribing special formula 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. During your call, WIC staff will review the documents you will need to bring in for your appointment.

3. Print WIC forms (click here for WIC forms) and complete before your appointment. If you do not have a printer you can pick up forms in the WIC offices prior to your appointment.

4. During your appointment, height, weight and blood iron is checked. You will talk with a Dietitian who will review your child’s health information. All findings about growth and eating habits are discussed with you.

5. If eligible, you will receive a WIC Nutrition Card (EBT Card) to buy nutritious foods at a local grocery store or pharmacy.

 

 

GET THE WICSHOPPER APP: Scan the bar code or visit websites for more.

Step 1: Start Your Application Online

Richland County WIC

555 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
419-774-4560
Fax 419-774-3926

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8a – 4:30p
Friday: 8a – 4p
Wednesday: 10a – 6:30p (Richland Public Health evening clinic available 4:30 – 6 pm)
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Ashland County WIC

934 Center St # E
Ashland, OH 44805

419-289-3359

Fax 419-281-6451

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

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