Madison County WIC
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age 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.
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula; and referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs. You can apply by printing out a WIC Program Application and mailing it to the Madison County WIC office located at 306 Lafayette Street, London, OH 43140. Please note that you must also schedule an appointment at the clinic after we receive and approve your application.
WIC Breastfeeding Classes
WIC offers free breastfeeding classes every month taught by our breastfeeding peer helper who is a Certified Lactation Specialist. Currently, participants will receive a free package of diapers when they attend thanks to the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association! Human milk protects against infection, inflammation, and is enriched with immune factors that ensure infant survival. Please note, in-person classes are currently on hiatus. To schedule a virtual breastfeeding class via Zoom call the office at 740-852-3068 or text our breastfeeding peer helper at 614-385-3632.
WIC Produce Market
WIC offers free Produce Markets monthly. Our Produce Markets include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables donated from Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Produce Markets are typically the first Tuesday of the month from 11am-1pm or until produce is gone.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women; women who recently had a baby; infants birth through 12 months; children age 1 to 5 years; who are:
- Present at the clinic appointment, and provide proof of identity;
- Residents of the State of Ohio;
- Determined by health professionals to be at medical/nutritional risk; and
- Meets income guidelines - 185 percent of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Ohio WIC Program 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 following chart. WIC income guidelines are updated each year.
Current WIC Program Income Guidelines
The income guidelines are updated annually. Please check back often!
How To Apply for WIC
The Madison County WIC program is located within Madison County Public Health. Applicants can call the Madison County WIC program directly at 740-852-3068 for specific information and to apply over the phone.
You can also apply by printing out a WIC Program Application (Solicitud del Programa de WIC) and mailing it to the Madison County WIC program at 306 Lafayette Street in London. Please note that you must also schedule an appointment at the clinic after we receive and approve your application.