Portage County Health Department Wic Program Ravenna
999 E Main Street
Ravenna, OH - 44266
County: Portage County
- Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Saturday closed
- Sunday closed
** Please call to verify all WIC Hours posted on the website as hours change frequently.
Included hours: 1st & 3rd W 10:00 - 7:00
This is a location where you can apply for WIC and also meet with counselors for the program.
Ohio WIC Qualifications:
Be pregnant or breastfeeding a baby under one year old.
Have recently had a baby (within the last six months).
Be an infant under five years old.
Be a resident of the State of Ohio.
Meet the income guidelines set by the Ohio WIC program. This is based on your household size and is 185% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. You can find the specific income limits for your household size here: https://odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/women-infants-children/resources/ohio-wic-program-eligibility
You must be determined by health professionals to be at medical or nutritional risk. This assessment will be done at your WIC clinic appointment.
Here's what you can expect after applying for WIC in Ohio:
Verification: Your information will be verified, including income, residency, and health status. This might involve reviewing your documents and conducting health screenings.
Decision Timeline: Processing times can vary depending on the clinic and individual circumstances. It could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. You might receive a notification by phone, mail, or online portal.
Outcome: You'll be notified of the decision - either approval or denial. If approved, you'll receive an EBT card to use at authorized WIC vendors.
Orientation: Attend an orientation session to learn about program benefits, food packages, using the EBT card, and accessing additional services.
Certification Period: Your initial certification period will likely be six months. You'll need to recertify regularly (usually every six months) to continue receiving benefits.
Clinic Appointments: Schedule regular appointments with your WIC clinic for health screenings, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, and monitoring your child's development.
Food Packages: Receive vouchers or EBT funds to purchase specific WIC-approved healthy foods like milk, cereal, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and infant formula.
Health Services: Access health screenings, immunizations, referrals to health care providers, and nutrition counseling.
Breastfeeding Support: Receive peer counseling, lactation consultations, and breastfeeding supplies.
Other Services: Depending on your clinic, you might benefit from additional services like cooking classes, parenting workshops, and referrals to other social service programs.
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.
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