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COVID-19 updates:

10/1/21: WIC participants are back in clinic for appointments and for card loads at all sites. By seeing participants in clinic,  we are able to conduct health screenings (height, weight, iron), provide breastfeeding support, and load foods onto your card. In-person visits help us to better help you meet your health goals. Please wear a mask and bring all participants with appointments, documentation, and your WIC card with you.  Reschedule with us if you are sick.  Talk to us if you have a situation where you are unable to attend a WIC appointment in person. We do have disinfecting protocols in our clinic spaces, and staff will assist you while wearing a mask. See you soon! We miss you!

The Farm Market Nutrition Program is back!

Our WIC program has received our Farm Market Nutrition Program vouchers for the 2021 season and has distributed them at 3 markets and 1 meal kit giveaway to date.  Current WIC clients (age 4 months and older) are eligible. 

Upcoming Voucher Giveaways:

  • September 28- Elyria meal kit giveaway is CANCELED to hopefully be rescheduled when the farm stand is available.
  • If you did NOT receive a voucher and are interested please call our office to get on our "interested" list!
  • Vouchers must be redeemed by October 31, 2021.

Look for text messages with event information to all active clinic sites participants as they are scheduled. That is how we notify you of our events!  

Enjoy our recipes from last year. 

What is WIC?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition education program conducted through the Ohio Department of Health. WIC provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five.

Our mission is to assure healthy pregnancies, healthy birth outcomes, and healthy growth and development in our participants.  We provide referrals to healthcare and critical social services.

Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant women
  • Post-partum women, up to 6 months post-partum
  • Breastfeeding women, up to 12 months post-partum
  • Infants and children up to 5 years old

Who are:

  • Income eligible
  • In nutritional need
  • Living in Ohio

Wic woman and baby smilingWhat are the benefits of enrollment?

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition counseling for yourself and child
  • Referrals for yourself and your family to other health care programs such as prenatal and child health care
  • Breastfeeding support

What type of food does WIC supply?

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and children over 1 year can get milk, eggs, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and more. Infants can get supplemental formula and/or baby food and infant cereal.  New to our package is Yogurt.

WIC does not provide all the food you will need. WIC is just a supplemental program.

Wic dad and babyWhat happens at a WIC appointment?

  • Proof of income, proof of address, proof of identity for yourself and children, children's shot records and proof of pregnancy papers showing due date are checked.
  • Measurements of height, weight, and blood iron are obtained.
  • A Nutrition Educator explains why you and/or your child are eligible- she talks to you about how to plan a healthy diet, how to save money when you shop, and how to cook with WIC foods.

Call Us

440-323-7320

Fax

440-406-3150

Locations

Lorain County Public Health (Click here for Google Map)
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Lorain Clinic Location (Click here for Google Map)
Located in the offices of the Lorain County Health and Dentistry
1205 Broadway
Lorain, Ohio 44052

New to the program or re-certifying? 

The WIC program has recently eliminated any forms completed by the participants.  WIC staff will now ask application and health history questions during your appointment with us.

These instructional videos explain how the  WIC program works, including using your WIC nutrition card at WIC approved stores.  You can also download the WICShopper app for quick access to a list of WIC authorized foods and store locations.