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WIC Program

WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children, a supplemental food and nutrition program that is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Ohio Department of Health.

St. Joseph Health Center is the local sponsor of the program. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children who are at medical or nutritional risk. The WIC program helps to:
  • Improve pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies.
  • Reduce infant mortality by decreasing the incidence of low birth weight
  • Increase breastfeeding rates among newborns
  • Give infants and children a healthy start in life by providing nutritious food

    Women, Infants and Children Main Clinic
    The Gibson Building, 258 E. Market Street
    Warren, Ohio 44485
    Phone: (330) 394-0990
    Fax: (330) 394-0961

    Girard Satellite Clinic
    979 Tibbetts-Wick Road
    Girard, Ohio
    Phone: (330) 539-1010
    Fax: (330) 539-0201

    Frequently Asked Questions:
     
  • What does WIC provide?
     
  • Why should you enroll in WIC?
     
  • Who is Eligible for WIC?
     
  • How can I sign-up for WIC?


    What does WIC provide?
  • Nutrition education
  • Health care referrals
  • Breast-feeding education & support
  • Supplemental foods, including: milk, eggs, cheese, peanut butter, cereal and infant formula

    Why Should You Enroll in WIC?
  • You receive nutritious foods
  • You receive nutrition counseling for yourself and your children
  • You save money. The money saved can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and other items that WIC does not provide.

    Who is Eligible for WIC?
    To be eligible for WIC appointment, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Pregnant, breast-feeding or a mother with an infant under six months of age.
  • An infant (from birth to 12 months old)
  • A child (ages 1-5 years)
  • Eligibility is determined by the WIC staff on the day of your appointment.

    The main requirements are:
  • Economically eligible - with income verification
  • Trumbull County residency
  • Considered to be at medical or nutritional risk by a WIC health professional

    How can I sign-up for WIC?
    Signing up for an appointment is as easy as calling for an appointment at the nearest WIC location. In addition to the locations listed below, WIC also travels to satellite locations in Kinsman, Mesopotamia, Newton Falls, Warren West Center in Warren and the Prenatal Clinic of Child and Family Health Services (CFHS) through Trumbull County's Health Department.
     
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