Women, infants and children (WIC)


Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education program that provides highly nutritious supplemental foods which promotes good health for pregnant and postpartum women, breastfeeding mothers, infants and children up to age five. WIC's most important goal is prevention of nutrition-related health problems.

WIC Provides:

• Nutrition education and information.

• Breastfeeding Support, services and education.

• Personalized food packages including foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, cereal, juice, whole grain foods, beans or peanut butter, fruits and vegetables and infant formula.

• Referrals to other community resources.

Who is Eligible?

• Pregnant, Breastfeeding, and Postpartum Women

• Infants and Children under 5 years of age

• Must meet income guidelines listed below, or receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, Ohio Works First (TANF), Refugee Resettlement, or Disability Assistance from Job and Family Services

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.

Family Size Annually Monthly Twice Monthly Biweekly Weekly
1 23,828 1,986  993  917 459
2 32,227 2,686  1,343 1,240 620
3 40,626 3,386  1,693  1,563 782
4 49,025 4,086  2,043 1,886 943
5 57,424 4,786  2,393 2,209 1,105
6 65,823 5,486  2,743  2,532 1,266
7 74,222 6,186  3,093  2,855 1,428
8 82,621 6,886 3,443  3,178 1,589

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

Guidelines effective July 1, 2021. If you are unsure of income eligibility, contact your local WIC office.

How to Apply:

• Call (419) 337-6979 or 1-800-888-4804 or stop by the WIC clinic to make an appointment.

• You can also apply by printing out a WIC program application at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx and mailing it to the WIC clinic in your area. Please note that you must also schedule an appointment at the clinic.

WIC is an equal opportunity provider.