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Ohio Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Benefits

Program Description

WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. The program improves pregnancy outcomes by providing or referring to support services necessary for full-term pregnancies; reduces infant mortality by reducing the incidence of low birth weight (infants under 5 ½ pounds are at greater risk of breathing problems, brain injuries, and physical abnormalities) and provides infants and children with a healthy start in life by improving poor or inadequate diets. The Ohio WIC program is administered by the Ohio Department of Health.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Ohio; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/~/media/ODH/ASSETS/Files/ns/wic%20nutrition/wicclinicdirectory.ashx

Program Contact Information

For more information on Ohio WIC, visit their website at: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx
If you have questions about the program call the Ohio Department of Health at: 614-644-8006
Or send an email to: OHWIC@gw.odh.state.oh.us