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COVID-19 updates:

12/23/21: WIC appointments will be temporarily over the phone from 12/27/21 through 1/31/22 in an effort to keep everyone healthy and safe.  Please be in our parking lot by the start time of your appointment. We will call you within a 30 minute window of your appointment time to complete your appointment over the phone.  Have your documentation with you to reference on the phone call.  Please have recent height and weight data to share with us.  Once the appointment is complete we will invite you in to load your card in our clinic.  If you have questions, call us at 440-323-7320.

If you are seeking a COVID-19 vaccine for adults or children (age 5+) in your family, our Elyria site (9880 S. Murray Ridge Road) has vaccination appointments while our WIC clinic is open.  Walk-ins are accepted as the schedule allows. You are welcome to load your card, and proceed to the office next door for a vaccine.  Or you an schedule a vaccine appointment on the same day of your WIC appointment by calling the vaccine line at 440-284-3206. 

Thank you.

Program Updates:

  • Fruit and Vegetable increase through March 31, 2022: The WIC program has extended increased fruit and vegetable benefits through March 31, 2022 for women and children on the program.  It's more then 3 times the typical value. We are able to increase the fruit and vegetable amount on your card for the months that you have not yet used any of your benefits. In order to get this increase, please stop into our WIC clinic so we can assist you.
  • WIC now gives Enfamil formulas:  As of October 1, 2021, the WIC program is now contracted with Enfamil.  WIC is only able to issue Enfamil products as part of your food package (unless you have a physician prescription for a specialized formula approved by WIC).  Please note: Gerber products are no longer available through WIC.

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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.