251 Appamattox Road
Fitzgerald, GA - 31750
Ben Hill County Health Department is a local WIC clinic in Georgia. This clinic is located in Ben Hill County County. To apply for WIC at Ben Hill County Health Department, call for an appointment.
Georgia's WIC is the nation's fifth largest Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the program at the federal level and provides funds to state agencies for implementation. At the state level, the Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program, Office of Nutrition and WIC administers the program.
Georgia participants receive a nutrition assessment, health screening, medical history, body measurements (weight and height), hemoglobin check, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals to other health and social services, and vouchers for healthy foods.
WIC serves women, infants, and children in families with income at or below 185 percent of the federally poverty level or enrolled in Medicaid; and who are at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Participant categories consist of pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women; infants and children up to their fifth birthday.