Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County
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The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
Office Information: Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WIC Eligibility Information
WIC is a nutrition program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have recently been pregnant, infants & children under age 5.
WIC provides the following at no cost:
nutrition education and counseling,
breast feeding support,
referrals to health care,
immunizations, and community services.
To be income-eligible for WIC:
You must have a total household income equal to or less than the amounts shown in the WIC Income Guidelines OR you are income-eligible if you are currently receiving Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance.
However, you do not have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.
To apply for WIC:
Obtain your local WIC office telephone number or call toll free 1-800-342-3556 and say you want to apply for WIC.
The local WIC office will give you a date and time for a WIC certification visit.
At this visit, the household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed.
On that day, you will find out if you and your children are eligible for WIC.
Bring to the WIC certification visit:
Bring EACH family member who is applying to receive WIC services.
Bring proof of ALL income for everyone in the household (before taxes and deductions are taken out).
Income includes such things as:
child support and alimony,
foster care payments,
unemployment compensation, and military earnings;
OR, if you receive Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance, you are income eligible for WIC.
(If you do not receive Medicaid or TCA, but other members of your household receive these benefits, you may be income-eligible for WIC.) WIC staff can verify your enrollment in these programs.
However, it is helpful to bring the current "Notice of Case Action" letter, which is proof of eligibility for one or more of these programs.
Bring ONE proof of where you live (no P.O. boxes).
The document must be current and show your name and address.
Items that are allowed include a utility bill, bank/insurance statement, or driver s license.
You must be currently living in Florida, but you don t have to be a U.S. citizen.
Bring ONE proof of identification for you and ONE proof of identification for any infant or child applying for WIC, such as
driver s license,
Social Security Card, or hospital record.
If your doctor has completed the WIC Medical Referral Form, bring this form to your appointment.
Bring the Social Security Number for each person applying for WIC, if available.
Bring the immunization (shot) record for each child, if available.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D. C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Mission Statement: The mission of Healthy Charlotte is to identify community health assets and issues in Charlotte County, set actionable strategies for priority health objectives, and monitor progress toward those objectives.
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