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WIC in North Georgia

 

Georgia WIC

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During this time of social distancing due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, North Georgia WIC is implementing alternative services for our clients to receive their vouchers. Please call (706) 370-4700.

 

All the latest guidance and recommendations from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the CDC can be found on the North Georgia Health District website at http://bit.ly/COVID19-Updates-NorthGA.

 

 

See these WIC APPROVED FOOD CHANGES due to COVID-19 until September 30, 2020

COVID 19 WIC Changes thru May 31       WIC Change 2



Help When Help is Most Needed

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program© for:

  • Infants and Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children)
  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Mothers (up to 1 year)
  • Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)

How Do I Qualify For WIC Benefits?

Generally, WIC is available to:

  • low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • low income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level

You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify* or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you. (To find your local WIC agency use the clinic listing)  At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify).

*This online tool is only a preliminary assessment – only Local WIC Agency staff can determine if you qualify for WIC services.

What WIC Provides

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see Authorized Foods)
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding health care and other community services

How to Locate Services within the North Georgia Health District

WIC has offices in all our North Georgia public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties - click on the name of the county nearest you for your North Georgia WIC contact information or dial 1-866-942-9675.

Interested in finding out about Zika?  Click here.


Contact Information at the Georgia Department of Public Health

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
2 Peachtree Street, NW
10th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Participants should call: 1-800-228-9173
Vendors should call: 1-866-814-5468

Office of the Inspector General
Email Reports of Fraud, Waste & Abuse

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For CDC WIC Info visit the CDC page.

 

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