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What is WIC?

WIC is a special food and nutrition education program for Women, Infants and Children.

WIC provides:
  • Nutritious foods
    ● Effective March 24, 2014, the Florida WIC Program started issuing new
        EBT cards to WIC customers.  To view their benefits, clients can access
        the Florida WIC Internet Web Site  http://www.doh.state.fl.us/family/wic/index.html
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Referrals for health care
  • Health screenings
WIC Eligibility
Applying for WIC
Required Health Information
Required Documentation

Local WIC hours

Local WIC Contacts



To be Eligible for WIC you must be:
  • A pregnant woman
  • A breastfeeding woman
  • A woman who has recently been pregnant
  • An infant or child under 5 years old
You may also be eligible for WIC if you had a miscarriage

To be eligible, you must also:
You do not have to be on a public assistance program to be eligible for the WIC program. See our more detailed information on Eligibility

 

To apply for WIC

Call the WIC office in your area.
For the local Marianna office call (850) 526-2412
To find out the phone number of the WIC office near you
Call Toll Free 1-800-342-3556

Tell the staff at the local WIC office that you want to apply for the WIC program. They will make an appointment for a "WIC certification visit" for each family member applying for WIC. At the certification visit, you will find out if you and/or your family members are eligible for the WIC program.

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Health Information Required When Applying for WIC

For each family member applying for WIC, you will need:
  • Height and weight measurements
  • Hemoglobin or hematocrit blood test
These tests may be performed at the WIC clinic.  However, you may bring height and weight measurements from the doctor but they must be taken within 60 days of the WIC certification visit. The blood test must be taken within 90 days of the WIC certification visit.

Infants less than 6 months old do not need a blood test

Ask your doctor or health clinic to fill out a WIC Medical Referral Form with this health information. One form should be filled out for each family member applying for WIC. Bring the form to the WIC office when you come for your WIC certification visit. If you don't have a doctor, the WIC office will let you know how you can get the health information needed.

 

Required Documentation for WIC Certification Visit

Bring ALL family members applying for WIC including all infants and children under age 5.

Bring Proof of ALL income (before taxes and deductions) received by ALL persons living in your household such as:
  • Paycheck Stubs for the last month
  • Child Support Income Document
  • Unemployment of Worker's Compensation Document
  • Military Leave and Earnings Statement
  • Income Tax Documents
If you receive Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance, bring your current Notice of Case Action

Bring ONE Proof of Identification for EACH family member applying for WIC and bring ONE Proof of Identification for the parent/ legal guardian bringing in the child such as:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Current Military ID
  • Current Work or School ID
  • Health/Social Services ID Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Hospital Records or Crib Card for new babies
Bring ONE Proof of where you are living now (must show street address - post office box address is not acceptable) such as:
  • Utility Bill - electric of phone bill
  • Housing or Rental Agreement
If living with another person, bring proof listed above in THAT PERSON'S NAME and a letter form that person stating that you live with them. When available, also bring these items for ALL family members applying for WIC:
  • Social Security Number
  • Completed WIC Medical Referral Form
  • Immunization Record for an infant or child under age 5
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Hours of Operation:

Marianna, Bonifay, Chipley
8:00am to 5:00pm
closed for lunch from 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Graceville
8:30am to 4:00pm
closed for lunch from 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Blountstown
8:30am to 4:00pm
closed for lunch from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Bristol
10:00am to 4:30pm
closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hosford
10:00am to 1:00pm

Sneads
8:30am to 3:30pm
closed for lunch from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Vernon
9:00am to 4:00pm
closed for lunch from 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Ponce de Leon
9:00am to 3:30pm
closed for lunch from 1:00pm to 1:30pm

 

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If you would like a WIC clinic schedule,
      please go here     

           link to WIC calendar, opens in new window

 

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The U. S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender, identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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