Toombs County Health Department
714 NW Broad Street
Lyons, GA - 30436
Mon-Thu: 7:30 AM-5:30 PMFri: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Help When Help is Most Needed
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program© for:
Infants and Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children)Pregnant Women. Breastfeeding Mothers (up to 1 year)Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
How Do I Qualify For WIC Benefits?
Generally, WIC is available to:
low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, low income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify* or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you. (To find your local WIC agency use the clinic listing) At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify).
Online Intake Form* This online tool is only a preliminary assessment – only Local WIC Agency staff can determine if you qualify for WIC services.
What WIC Provides
Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see Authorized Foods)Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy. Support and information about breastfeeding your baby. Help in finding health care and other community services. How to Locate Services
WIC has local offices across the State of Georgia. Use our clinic listing or call 1-800-228-9173.
Program at a Glance
The Georgia WIC program 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 Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia WIC Program administers the program.
WIC has provided nutrition education and supplemental foods to low income families for over thirty years. In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2015, Georgia’s WIC provided benefits to approximately 264,299 participants. WIC contributed $263.5 million to the state s economy in FFY 2015.
Georgia WIC services are provided through 18 health districts and one contract agency. Services are provided at over 203 locations including: 159 health departments, 20 community health centers, 6 hospitals, 3 military bases, and 2 Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS) offices.
There are approximately 1,400 authorized vendors that are participating in the WIC food delivery system who were redeeming approximately one million vouchers each month.
WIC serves women, infants, and children in families with income at or below 185 percent of the federal 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.
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.
Increase entry into care for prenatals, infants and children. Increase infant breastfeeding initiation and duration. Decrease number of children who are overweight or obese. Increase nutrition education of participants. Utilize technology to maximize efficiency
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)2 Peachtree Street, NW10th FloorAtlanta, GA 30303Participants should call: 1-800-228-9173Vendors should call: 1-866-814-5468