Ohio WIC Application Information
Ohio WIC is Ohio's nutrition supplemental food program that provides nutritious food, nutrient education, and support services to low-income women, infants, and children living in Ohio. The program focuses on providing nutrient-rich food to the families and individuals facing health risk. The program also focuses on improving general health standards in growing stages through nutrition education and one-on-one support.
Since mother's milk is the best feed for the baby, WIC specifically focuses on getting new mothers ready for breastfeeding. The program provides all the necessary help including nutritious food, breastfeeding awareness, nutrition education, extra food supplies, equipment to make breastfeeding easy, reading material, and counseling. Ohio WIC helps improve understanding of nutrition by training mothers. It also fights risk of abnormal birth through supply of nutrient-rich food. WIC participating mothers are naturally better decision-makers when it comes to buying food and feeding their kids.
Ohio WIC provides number vouchers and checks to WIC participants so that they can buy food. The permitted foods include milk, infant formula, whole grain foods, bread, cereal, eggs, poultry, juices, fruits, and vegetables. The program also provides vouchers in summer to enable WIC participants to buy fresh fruits and vegetables through Farmer's Market Program.
Ohio WIC provides referrals to many health and social services for which participants are eligible. The program refers participants to Medicaid, Head Start, SNAP, and TANF in addition to other social services and health care programs.
Ohio WIC assists women, whether pregnant, postpartum stage, or breastfeeding. It also provides its benefits to infants under the age of one year and children under the age of five years. The benefits are only available if the household income of applicants is below 185% of the federal poverty line (FPL). The applicants will have to be determined to be on health risk by a qualified health professional.
Ohio WIC is only available to:
- Women (pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding)
- Infants under the age of 1 year
- Children under the age of 5 years
The applicants will have to:
- Be residents of Ohio
- Meet income guidelines
- Be on a nutrition risk as determined by a health professional
Income Eligibility for Ohio WIC
Applicants will have to meet income eligibility in order to receive benefits through Ohio WIC. The following table provides annual income limits according to the size of household.
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WIC Application Instructions
To apply for Ohio WIC benefits, you will have to fix an appointment with your local WIC clinic. You can call WIC office and fix an appointment or visit in person to get a date for appointment. Ohio WIC has clinics in all the 88 counties. To find contact information for your local WIC clinic, please use this link. Enter your street address, city, and ZIP code to find nearest office using the link.
Alternatively, you can use this link to find contact information for all the WIC clinics in Ohio.
When you are going for your appointment, make sure that you are taking all the necessary documents with you. You will have to take proof of identity, proof of residence, and proof of your income to provide it during eligibility screening process at the interview.