605 Cherry Street
St. Mary's, WV - 26l70
The Pleasants County WIC office is located at 605 Cherry Street in Saint Marys, WV. The WIC office is in the same building as the Pleasants County office of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department. The building is called the Jim Spence Center. The WIC office and the health department are located on the left side of the building on the first floor.
The WIC office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Clinics are held on Tuesdays.
WIC is more than just a supplemental food program. We also provide nutrition education, health screenings, breastfeeding support and medical referrals, as well as vouchers for healthy, nutritious foods for pregnant women, infants and children up to the age of 5. For more information about the WIC program in Pleasants County, and to see if you qualify, please call 304-684-2217..
WIC Helps YOU Help Your FAMILY by:
providing health screenings and nutritional counseling to help you, your baby and your children stay healthy,
food packages to help you purchase healthy nutritious food,
and free lactation services to help you with your breastfed baby.
To be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a person must meet three criteria. The criteria are:
Women who are breastfeeding an infant (under one year of age)
Postpartum women to the sixth month after delivery
Children from birth to five years of age
Income eligibility requires that a household have gross income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.
3. Nutrition Risk
Nutrition risk is any medical or health problem which can be corrected or lessened by proper amounts and types of food intake. Examples of nutrition risk are:
Low iron levels
Insufficient growth, i.e. low weight for age, low weight for height
Inadequate dietary intake (types or amounts of food)