Health Department

WIC

Monroe County WIC
118 Home Avenue
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793
740-472-1833 Phone
740-472-2509 Fax
Email: Wicmonroe @odh.ohio.gov
Facebook page: Monroe County Health Department Ohio 

Amanda Sefert BS, CMA, CLC – Director
Kara Dixon BSN, RN, CLC – Health Professional
Nicole Gallagher RN, CLC – Health Professional

Clinic Hours -  Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please call to schedule an appointment

 

Services WIC Provides

WIC-the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children is a fundamental part of Ohio’s public health system and is intended to reach income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years of age. 

WIC services include:

  • Nutrition and breastfeeding education and support
  • Supplemental foods supplying key nutrients
  • Referral to health care providers and community programs
  • Height checks, weight checks and hemoglobin (iron testing)

 

Eligibility Requirements

Who is eligible?

Pregnant and breastfeeding women; non-breastfeeding postpartum women; infants birth through 12 months; and children 1 to 5 years who are:

  • Present at the clinic appointment, and able to provide proof of identity
  • Residents of the state of Ohio
  • At medical/nutrition risk based on health and diet information assessed by a health professional at the time of certification
  • Income eligible-185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

WIC Program Income Guidelines 

WIC serves eligible families at or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines.  In addition, those receiving assistance from the following programs may be income eligible for WIC:

  • Ohio Works First
  • Food Assistance ( Food Stamps)
  • Medicaid Program (United Health Care, Molina, Care Source, Buckeye)

Refer to the income guidelines below to see if you qualify!

Family Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

$21,978

$1,832

$423

2

29,637

2,470

570

3

37,296

3,108

718

4

44,955

3,747

865

5

52,614

4,385

1,012

6

60,273

5,023

1,160

7

67,951

5,663

1,307

8

75,647

6,304

1,455

Note: A pregnant woman counts as more than one family member.  A person who currently receives Medicaid  (United Healthcare, Care Source, or Molina), Food Stamps, or Ohio Works First (OWF) automatically meets the income eligibility criteria for WIC.

Breastfeeding/Peer Program

WIC Promotes Breastfeeding

Some of the many benefits of breastfeeding are:

  • Fewer illnesses
  • Better nutrition for the infant
  • Weight management
  • Bonding for mom and baby

Ohio WIC’s breastfeeding program provides:

  • Infant feeding information to help participants make educated decisions
  • Trained peer helpers to provide ongoing support to breastfeeding participants
  • Referrals to International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) if needed
  • Breast pumps to eligible mothers

Highlights of Foods Provided

WIC food packages and nutrition education are the means by which WIC affects the dietary quality and habits of participants.  The food packages align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The WIC program provides supplemental foods to participants providing nutrients most often lacking in diets of low-income individuals.  WIC benefits are supplemental and should not be relied upon as emergency food when other resources have been exhausted. 

WIC provides prescribed amounts of the following foods:

Children and Women
Beans/peas
Cereal
Eggs
Fruits and vegetables
Juice
Milk, Lactaid, Tofu, or Soy Milk
Peanut butter
Whole grain foods
Canned fish (Exclusive Breastfeeding Women)
Cheese (Exclusive Breastfeeding Women)
Special formulas (if applicable)

Infants
Formula
Infant cereal
Infant fruits and vegetable
Infant meats (Exclusive Breastfeeding)

Committed Health Care Partner

WIC has developed a minimum set of high-risk parameters and protocols.  High-risk participants identified through these parameters receive more frequent and intensive nutrition counseling and referral to other health care providers, including physicians (when appropriate).

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.