Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Program Information

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for Women (pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding), Infants, and Children up to 5 years old.  WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding education and support.  WIC is an important part of your children's lives during critical times of growth and development to make sure they can avoid health and growth problems.


Am I eligible for WIC?  


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  • Nutrition assessment, education and counseling
  • Coupons to use at major grocery stores for nutritious foods including baby food, milk, eggs, cereal, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and peanut butter or dried beans
  • Referral to health and social service providers
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Breast pumps as needed for work or school
  • Infant formula for infants not being exclusively breastfed
  • WIC will be switching from Coupons to a nutrition card in 2015!

WIC is for people who live in Franklin County, meet income guidelines listed below and are at risk for medical or nutritional problems.

For appointments, bring:

  • Proof of household income (check stubs, medicaid card, etc.)
  • Identification (ID) that includes birth date
  • Children under age 5 with ID that includes birth date
  • Proof of address (piece of mail, lease, etc.)
  • If pregnant, a physician statement that will verify due date, or ultrasound
  • Your Medicaid or Food Stamp (SNAP) Card (if you receive these)
Income guidelines

An applicant/participant must meet specific income guidelines to participate in WIC. The Ohio WIC program income guidelines are equal to 185% of the HHS poverty income guidelines.

In order to be eligible for WIC, the gross countable income of the economic unit, of which the applicant/participant is a member, must be less than or equal to the Ohio WIC program income guidelines for economic unit size provided in the chart below.


Ohio WIC Income Guidelines


NEW WIC News

  • Our New Southside Location is open.  It is at 1905 S Parsons Avenue.  The phone number is (614) 645-3131.
  • Starting January 1, 2013 WIC Walk-In Clinic located at Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave.) is closed.
  • Please call 645-7280 to get the phone number for the clinic closest to you of our 16 locations.

Publications

Here is a list of helpful documents for our WIC Clients:


WIC Application and Paperwork  (scroll below the income guidelines, you can download and fill out to save time).


Authorized Food List  (both the text and picture version).


How to Use your Coupons and Welcome to WIC Videos  (instruction videos for our WIC clients).


Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Tool  (for our pregnant moms, information about alcohol).


Location, Hours, Contact

Location

WIC Locations  (Google Map)


Franklin County WIC Map  (Printable)

*The WIC Walk-In Clinic located at Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave.) is no longer open.


Please call 645-7280 to get the phone number for the clinic closest to you of our 9 locations. 

Hours

240 Parsons Ave clinic is no longer open.


See  locations map here .


Mon, Wed, Thur:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
(closed 12:30 - 1 pm)


Tues:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(closed 2 - 3 pm)


Fri:
7:30 am - 11:30 am

Contact

Call (614) 645-7280 for the location closest to you or choose from the clinics shown on map .


Call the clinic to schedule a first appointment.