What to Bring to Your Appointment
To apply for WIC:
- To apply for Putnam County WIC call 386-326-3216 and say you want to apply for WIC.
- The local WIC office will give you a date and time for a WIC certification visit. At this visit, the household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed. On that day, you will find out if you and your children are eligible for WIC.
What to bring to the WIC certification visit:
- Bring EACH family member who is applying to receive WIC services.
- Bring proof of ALL income for everyone in the household (before taxes and deductions are taken out). Income includes such things as: salaries, child support and alimony, foster care payments, interest withdrawn, unemployment compensation, and military earnings; OR, if you receive Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance, you are income eligible for WIC. (If you do not receive Medicaid or TCA, but other members of your household receive these benefits, you may be income-eligible for WIC.) WIC staff can verify your enrollment in these programs. However, it is helpful to bring the current "Notice of Case Action" letter, which is proof of eligibility for one or more of these programs.
- Bring ONE proof of where you live (no P.O. boxes). The document must be current and show your name and address. Items that are allowed include: a utility bill, bank/insurance statement, voter registration card or driver's license. You must be currently living in Florida, but you don't have to be a U.S. citizen.
- Bring ONE proof of identification for you and ONE proof of identification for any infant or child applying for WIC. Forms of identification include: birth certificate, driver's license, crib card, military ID, photo ID, Social Security Card, voter registration or hospital record.
- For EACH woman, infant, and child applying for WIC, you will need:
- A recent height and weight measurement (no older than 60 days), and
hemoglobin or hematocrit blood test results (not required for infants under 9 months).
- Ask your doctor or health clinic to fill out this health information on a WIC Medical Referral Form. Or, the WIC opffice will help you get this health information.
- Bring the Social Security Number for each person applying for WIC, if available.
- Bring the immunization (shot) record for each child.
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