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 schedule an appointment at the clinic, too.
WIC Breastfeeding Classes
WIC offers free breastfeeding and infant feeding classes every month. Breastfeeding classes are the 1st Thursday of the month at 3pm and covers the basics of breastfeeding taught by our breastfeeding peer helper who is a Certified Lactation Specialist. Infant feeding classes are the 2nd Thursday of the month at 11am. This class covers all the basics of infant feeding from bottle preparation, introducing solids, bottle pacing and much more. It is taught by one of our Registered Dietitians. You are welcome to bring any support people with you to our classes. You can view the breastfeeding class schedule by clicking here and the infant feeding class schedule by clicking here.
WIC Produce Market
WIC offers 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.
WIC "Cooking Matters" Classes
MCPH is the proud recipient of the Cooking Matters grant from Share our Strength and No Kid Hungry! This grant will allow us to provide 30-60 minute cooking classes to WIC participants in Madison County throughout the next year. WIC attendees will benefit from hands on cooking demonstrations by our Registered Dietitians, cookware giveaways, and free groceries! We hope to start these classes in October 2019. Please contact the WIC office if you are interested in more information, 740-852-3068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Pleae check back often!
How To Apply for WIC
The Madison County WIC program is located with Madison County Public Health. Applicants can call the Madison County WIC program directly at 740-852-3068 for specific information
You can also apply by printing out a WIC Program Application (Solicitud del Programa de WIC) and mailing or bringing it to the Madison County WIC program at 306 Lafayette Street in London. Please note that you must schedule an appointment at the clinic, too.
To save time at your appointment, you can also print out a health history form from the list below. Print out one health history form for each person applying. Be sure to complete the form that best describes the person: 1. infant (birth to 12 months old), 2. child (age 1 to 5 years), 3. pregnant, or 4. breastfeeding woman or woman who has had a baby in the last 6 months and is not pregnant. The WIC staff will help you to make sure you receive health and nutrition information that is individualized to you and your family based on the information on these completed forms.
WIC Health History for Infants
Historial de Salud de WIC para Infantes