Jones County Health Department

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Laurel, MS
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5168 Highway 11
Laurel, MS - 39440

601-426-3258 Click to call There are no comments. Be the first to leave one below. Go To Website
About Jones County Health Department

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 Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Appointments required on Mondays and Wednesdays
Call for appointment.

WIC is a special supplemental food program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women, infants, and children under five years of age. WIC helps you and your baby get healthy foods and healthy advice in the first years of life.

Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the program, a woman, infant, or child must meet the income guidelines and be at medical or nutritional risk. Low iron levels in the blood (anemia), underweight, overweight, or poor diet are typical examples. A nurse or nutritionist will determine if an applicant is eligible for the WIC program.
You can check your income against the current guidelines to see if you may qualify.

Apply in Person
USDA policy requires that applicants must apply in person for WIC benefits at their local WIC clinic. Parents not wanting to bring their newborns in to the WIC clinic have a 60-day period during which the newborn must be seen at the WIC clinic.

What to bring to your WIC appointment
Applicants must bring proof of income, residence, and identification to their WIC appointment.

Examples of proof of income:

A current pay stub less than 60 days old
A signed statement from an employer indicating gross income earnings for a specified pay period
Current W-2 forms
An income tax return for the most current year
Proof of Medicaid, TANF, or Food Stamps
Examples of proof of residence:

Pieces of mail that include the client's current address (e.g. current utility bill, bank statement, etc.)
A valid driver's license with the current address
A mortgage/rental agreement
Examples of proof of identification:

A valid driver license
A social security card
A valid U.S. passport
A current shot record
A military ID
A newborn crib card

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  1. The wic distribution center employees in Laurel are rude and no help at all. My baby is having formula issues and I went today with a new prescription and sat in the parking lot calling fir 10 minutes before some one answered just to say “ we’re at lunch call back at 1:10. I had errands to run so I got back at 1:50 and called for 15 minutes just to be told sorry we closed at 2:00 by someone. Had they answered at 1:50 they would not have been closed and I wouldn’t have had to bow drive to Bay Springs to get my baby’s formula. No worries Laurel rude people will NOT see me again. I will be going g to see the very nice people in Bay Springs who stayed open until I got there to let me have my babies formula. posted December 30, 2020
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