Barrow County Health Department WIC Services
15 Porter Street East
Winder, GA - 30680
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This office is horrible with communication and customer service. If my children didn't need the services, I would never come to this office for anything. They never answer the phone and when they do, they transfer you around a million times until someone finally gives in and helps. When you're in the office they are extremely rude and will ignore you until they are ready to help, I've stood at their window for 15 minutes before while the ladies sat at the desk and refused to look up and acknowledge me. It is absolutely ridiculous.
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 HoursMon: 8:00 AM-7:00 PMTue-Thu: 8:00 AM-5:00 PMFri: 8:00 AM-2:00 PMHelp When Help is Most NeededThe 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 ProvidesSpecial 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 ServicesWIC has local offices across the State of Georgia. Use our clinic listing or call 1-800-228-9173. Program at a GlanceThe 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, Georgias 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. EligibilityWIC 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. ServicesParticipants 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. Program ObjectivesIncrease 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 efficiencyContact InformationWomen, Infants, and Children (WIC)2 Peachtree Street, NW10th FloorAtlanta, GA 30303Participants should call: 1-800-228-9173Vendors should call: 1-866-814-5468
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Where can I send and email with documents for certification.
I do not have one nice thing to say about this office or the staff running it. The only positive thing I will say is that the actual WIC program is extremely helpful, and I'm glad it is available for my children. That being said, I wish I could go to a different office to obtain these services.
hello i want to know if i can go pick up my babys t tickets milk please
I had my baby in March during Covid. I have not been able to take the class for WIC because they are not holding them. Every month I get a run around about getting my coupons and not having taken the class. Today I went and they told me to go home and wait for a call. I went home and then I got a call telling me I should have waited in the parking lot. I went back and waited for 30 minutes in a hot car with a 6 month old. Finally I went in and they let me wait in the lobby. When I got my coupons they were for formula only for one month and no fruit, vegetables, dairy etc. they said I need to come back on October 10. I can not make an appointment on October 10 because I will not be home. I can’t reach anyone on the phone either. I have anxiety and this has me very anxious and crying. Also great for my child. I need someone to respond to this and answer my questions .
I brought my 2yr and 4 yr old to the first appointment and took one online training and wanted to know do I take all the online trainings before I make an appointment to pick up the wic vouchers? will I need to bring the boys to pick up the wic vouchers?
Hi! I need to apply for wic for my two youngest children ages 4 and 2. what do i need to bring? What day and time?