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Locations:
We have several locations to serve you. For appointments in Lee County, please phone our Call Center at 239-344-2000.

Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven appointments can be scheduled directly at the numbers listed below.

WIC Site Name Hours Address Phone/Fax
San Carlos 7:30am - 5:00pm 18070 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 10
Fort Myers, FL  33908
P: 239-344-2000
F: 239-433-6602
Bonita Springs 8:45am - 3:00pm
2nd and 4th Wednesday/Month
25300 Bernwood Dr., Suite 6
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
P: 239-344-2000
 
Clewiston 8:00am - 5:00pm c/o Hendry County Public Health Unit
1100 South Olympia
Clewiston, FL  33440
P: 863-983-1494
F: 863-983-1495
LaBelle 8:00am - 5:00pm c/o Hendry County Public Health Unit
1140 Pratt Blvd.
LaBelle, FL  33935
P: 863-674-4078
F: 863-674-4079
Moore Haven 1:00 - 4:30pm
2nd and 4th Friday/Month
c/o Glades County Health Department
1021 Health Park Drive
Moore Haven, FL  33471
P: 863-674-4078
Michigan 7:15am - 5:00pm 3920 Michigan Avenue
Fort Myers, FL  33916
P: 239-344-2000
Lehigh 8:00am - 5:00pm
5624 8th Street West, Suite 106
Fort Myers, FL  33971
P: 239-344-2000
F: 239-368-0723
Pondella 7:15am - 5:00pm 83 Pondella Road
North Fort Myers, FL  33903
P: 239-344-2000
F: 239-656-2501

* Please note that the WIC office is closed the last day of each month for inventories and staff trainings. *

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Qualifying for WIC (Revised 05/14)

Eligibility is by appointment only, for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Appointments are also available for babies and children up to the age of 5 years old.

You can use the WIC Pre-Screening tool to determine if you qualify for WIC.

Effective May 5, 2014
185% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for 48 Contiguous States, District of
Columbia, Guam and Territories

Family Size Weekly Bi-Weekly Twice Monthly Monthly Annual
1 $416 $831 $900 $1,800 $21,590
2 $560 $1,120 $1,213 $2,426 $29,101
3 $705 $1,409 $1,526 $3,051 $36,612
4 $849 $1,698 $1,839 $3,677 $44,123
5 $993 $1,986 $2,152 $4,303 $51,634
6 $1,138 $2,275 $2,465 $4,929 $59,145
7 $1,282 $2,564 $2,778 $5,555 $66,656
8 $1,427 $2,853 $3,091 $6,181 $74,167
           
Additional Person +$145 +$289 +$313 +$626 +$7,511


For WIC eligibility, a pregnant woman may be counted as more than one person.
Fees will not be charged for WIC certification or WIC benefits.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
(WIC) Income Eligibility Guidelines were published in the Federal Register on March
5, 2014. On January 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) published its annual update of the poverty guidelines. The HHS guidelines
are used by a number of federal programs, including WIC and the Medicaid
Program, as the basis for determining and updating program income eligibility limits.


 

What do you get?

  • An EBT card to buy healthy foods such as milk, juice, eggs, cheese, cereal, beans, fruits, vegetables, bread, rice, and peanut butter.

  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy.

  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby including classes and breast pumps.

  • Help in finding health care and other community services.

What do I need to bring?

  • Identification for everyone that has an appointment.

  • Proof of where you live or have Medicaid.

  • Proof of all household income or have Medicaid.

  • Children’s shot record.

  • Everyone that has an appointment for WIC.

For a detailed checklist that gives helpful examples, please click on the following:  English Checklist  /  Spanish Checklist  / Haitian-Creole Checklist

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Using WIC

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Where can I use my EBT card?
Your EBT card can be used at the following stores located in Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties.
  • Bravo Supermarket
    4031 Palm Beach Blvd
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Family Food Centers #3
    80-J Pondella Road
    N. Fort Myers, FL
  • Jack’s Food Market
    25 N.  Homestead Road
    Lehigh Acres, FL
     
  • Publix
  • Save-A-Lot
  • Target Super Stores (only)
  • Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets
  • Wal-Mart Super Centers
  • Winn-Dixie
How do I use my WIC EBT card?
  • Bring the Florida WIC Foods Pamphlet - This lists the brands & sizes of foods that you are allowed to buy.
  • Bring your WIC EBT Shopping List- This will tell you the foods that you are able to buy for your family each month. The foods for everyone in your family are combined altogether.
  • You can choose how little or how much you want to buy each time you shop with your WIC EBT card.
  • Have your WIC EBT card ready when purchasing foods at the register.
  • Inform the cashier you are using a WIC EBT card.
  • Cashier will ask you to slide your WlC EBT card at the Point of Sale (POS) machine. Or you may hand the cashier your card.
  • Make sure you know your PIN number. You will be asked to press your PIN number on the keypad.
  • Cashier will then scan your selected foods. The amounts of the approved foods & dollar amount of the fruit and vegetables will be deducted from the WIC EBT account.
  • Keep your grocery store receipts each time you shop with your EBT card. At the bottom of the receipt wi ll be the balance of your current month. Look at your receipt to make sure it is correct before you leave the store.
  • Make sure you buy your foods on your shopping list within the allowed dates.
  • Benefits will be in your WIC EBT card account at 12:00 midnight the first date of use and will expire at 12:00 midnight the last date to use. Benefits not used will not roll over to the next month.
  • To find out your balance on your WIC EBT the receipts from the recent purchase will show your balance left over. Or you can call Customer Service at 1-866-629-1095; or go to the WIC EBT website at www.floridawic.org
  • Save your WIC EBT card when all your foods have been purchased, your card is re-useable. The next set of benefits will be purchased with the same WIC EBT card.
  • Keep your WIC EBT card and bring it with you each time you come to the WIC office.
 

Use, don't lose - Remember to use your WIC benefits!
 Don't forget!  Use, don't lose - Remember to use your WIC checks!

 

 

 

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What if my doctor wants my baby on a different formula than WIC usually offers?

Florida WIC offers the Enfamil milk-based and Gerber soy-based formulas to those Moms who choose not to breastfeed. See your choices of Enfamil and Gerber formulas.

A 'MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION FOR FORMULA AND FOOD' FORM must be completed by your child’s doctor, if the formula is something other than an approved Enfamil or Gerber formula. You may get this form from your doctor or us. Also, you or your doctor may download this form from http://www.floridahealth.gov/

  • This ENTIRE form needs to be completed, including a valid medical diagnosis (spitting up or formula intolerance is not considered a medical diagnosis) and also the number of months the formula is needed (the maximum is 6 months).

  • If the request form is approved, unused benefits and/or unopened cans of formula that you have, will need to be returned to WIC in exchange for the requested formula.

  • Please remember that if your infant is in need of a special formula, he/she may need to be more closely monitored by WIC, and may need more frequent appointments.

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Moving with WIC

What to bring to transfer within Florida:
  • Identification for everyone that gets WIC and is transferring
  • Your WIC Identification/Appointment card, if you have it
  • Shot records for your children, if you have them
You must be currently certified and due for benefits (Florida WIC EBT cards may be used at authorized stores anywhere in the state)

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What to bring to transfer from another state:
  • Identification for everyone that gets WIC and is transferring
  • Proof of where you live now
  • Shot records for children, if you have them
  • Any WIC checks you have from the other state. You cannot get benefits from more than one state for the same time period.
  • Your WIC Identification/Transfer card, from your last WIC Program. If you don’t have this you should call that agency and ask them to fax your “Verification of Certification” to us at the fax number listed above for the location where you have an appointment. Or if they prefer they can fax their release form to us and you can complete it at our office. Once we get the documentation of your certification, we can complete your transfer and issue your benefits and EBT card. The Call Center operators will help you through this process so check with them first.

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telephoneOther Helpful Programs

MEDICAID, FOOD STAMP PROGRAM, TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE (TCA)
Provided to supplement earnings. The TCA program helps with job search, preparation, training and vocational education and support services, such as subsidized childcare.
Contact them at ACCESS Florida
1-866-7-ACCESS or 1-866-762-2237
- Apply on-line or by phone
On-line: www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

HEALTHY START PROGRAM
Coordinates services for pregnant women and babies. Provides referrals relative to prenatal and parenting needs. (239) 332-9573
www.healthystartswfl.com

LEE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES RESOURCE HELPLINE
United Way 211 of Lee County; Dial 211 for 24-hour Information and Referral Service or (239) 433-3900

SHARE PROGRAM
1-800-536-3379
Volunteer two hours/month and receive savings on frozen meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other grocery items.
http://02cdb6e.netsolhost.com/ 

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
This service will help find missing parents for child support. 1-800-622-KIDS

FLORIDA KIDCARE
Affordable health insurance for children.
1-888-540-5437
http://www.floridakidcare.org/ 

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  This page was updated on 2014-04-18 10:05:30.3.

 

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