816 SW 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL - 32607
816 SW 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL - 32607
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 Mon-Fri: 8 AM-5 PMEXCEPT Every 2nd Weds 8:00am - 11:00am
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:
healthy foods, 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.What to 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 Income includes such things as: salaries, child support and alimony, foster care payments, interest withdrawn, unemployment compensation, and military earnings; OR, if you receive Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance, you are income eligible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 a birth certificate, driver s license, crib card, military ID, photo ID, 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.
I went to this WIC office last Thursday morning with my kids and had a great experience! All of the staff was extremely kind and helpful and they made me feel important. It was easy to see that all of the employees cared about the people they were assisting. I forgot to bring one document so they told me to come by the next week (today) to bring by proof of ID for one of my children. So I came by today and the employee at the front saw that my appointment was at 9:30 and apparently it was scheduled at a different WIC office. Obviously, I didn't make the appointment in their system and I was completely unaware of the location change. The staff from last week told me they'd schedule me for 9:30, but come as early as I can since it would be a 2 minute quick visit at the front. The employee at the front today turned me away and gave me the address to the other WIC office. She was very unwilling to help or listen to me. She didn't ask why I was there- she just became unwilling to help me immediately after she saw I didn't have an appointment. Luckily, the very helpful nurse came by right when the other employee was turning me away and explained the situation. It took about one minute for the employee to complete the ID verification. I understand that there are supposed to be appointments rather than walk-ins, but even still- the employee was extremely rude. I waited 20 minutes to be seen and she was about to make me drive somewhere else for an appointment time that I didn't agree to and wait there for a 1 minute appointment. Again, last week's employees were so kind, understanding, and helpful. I just hope in the future, I can have an experience similar to last week's rather than today's experience.