Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

About WIC

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. It is a special supplemental nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum. WIC also helps women who have children under age 5.

WIC provides:

  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Nutritious foods such as milk, fruit juices, eggs, cereals, fruits & vegetables, whole grain foods and peanut butter or beans
  • Infant formula can also be provided if needed as a supplement to breastfeeding or if breastfeeding is not an option.

Eligibility

Many working families can participate in the WIC program. Eligibility is based on six requirements:

  1. Physical presence: Applicant must be physically present at certification visits
  2. Medical/nutritional needs: Applicant must be determined to be at medical or nutritional risk by a registered dietitian in the WIC program
  3. Categorical: Applicant must be either a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman or a child from birth to 5 years of age
  4. Income: Applicant must have income within the Ohio WIC income guidelines (see below)
  5. Hamilton County residency
  6. Identification: Applicant must provide personal identifying information

Income Guidelines

Income guidelines effective as of July 1, 2012. Guidelines are updated yearly, so please call 513-821-7012 with questions.

Family Size Annual Monthly Twice Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly Hourly
1 $20,665 $1,723 $862 $795 $398 $9.95
2 $27,991 $2,333 $1,167 $1,077 $539 $13.48
3 $35,317 $2,944 $1,472 $1,359 $680 $17.00
4 $42,643 $3,554 $1,777 $1,641 $821 $20.53
5 $49,969 $4,165 $2,083 $1,922 $961 $24.03
6 $57,295 $4,775 $2,388 $2,204 $1,102 $27.55
7 $64,621 $5,386 $2,693 $2,486 $1,243 $31.08
8 $71,947 $5,996 $2,998 $2,768 $1,384 $34.60

*A pregnant woman counts as 2

For income guidelines for family size larger than 9 people, please call 513-821-7012.

Questions? Contact us. We can let you know if you qualify financially.

WIC Locations

Appointments are available at 11 locations throughout Hamilton County. Evening appointments available at many locations.

For an appointment, please call your neighborhood WIC office:

Cann Health Center
5818 Madison Road
513-263-8777

Children's Hospital B-1
3430 Burnet Ave., 2nd Floor
513-636-5818

Walnut Hills/Evanston Health Center
2805 Gilbert Ave.
513-281-4116, ext. 371

Elm Street Health Center
1525 Elm St.
513-352-3816

Millvale @ Hopple Health Center
3301 Beekman St.
513-352-3199

Northside Health Center
3917 Spring Grove Ave.
513-564-2180

Price Hill Health Center
2136 W. 8th St.
513-357-2727

Roselawn
7162 Reading Road, Suite 800
513-821-6813

Seven Hills
10950 Hamilton Ave.
513-522-4300

Western Hills
4966 Glenway Ave., Suite 301
513-251-4700

Winton Hills Health Center
5275 Winneste Ave.
513-242-1720

USDA prohibits discrimination in the administration of its program.

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