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!
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:
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!
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.
WIC does not provide all the food you will need. WIC is just a supplemental program.
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
Lorain, Ohio 44052
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.