The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Women, Infants and Children’s Nutrition Program (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, and improved healthcare access for low and moderate-income women and children who are at risk of developing nutrition related health problems. WIC has been helping families for more than 30 years, preventing children’s health problems and improving their health, growth, and development. WIC children enter school ready to learn and show better cognitive performance.

To find out if you are eligible to become a WIC participant, please call your local health department, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s WIC web page. WIC uses the same income guidelines as the school lunch program. All WIC services a free of charge. Clients must show proof of income, home address and identification at the first visit.

WIC Call Center
Have a question, need to schedule an appointment, or reschedule an appointment? Use our convenient WIC call center. The WIC call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and our courteous, professional staff can answer questions, schedule and re-schedule appointments, give directions, and make referrals for other services.
The toll-free WIC call center number is 1-855-262-7670*
* (WIC clients in Glynn and McIntosh counties only please call 912-289-1810).

Eligibility
You can find out if you are eligible for WIC by calling the WIC call center at 1-855-262-7670 or your local health department. You can also take the WIC Eligibility Assessment.

Want to Schedule an Appointment Online?
To schedule a WIC appointment online, just click on this link to complete an application:
https://gaprereg.statewic.net/

Internet-based Nutrition Education for Georgia’s WIC Participants
You will need your WIC identification number to register for the online lessons.
www.GAWIConline.org


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Healthy Eating
Already on WIC? Click HERE for recipes that use WIC foods.
Want to know what a healthy plate should look like for you and your children?
www.choosemyplate.gov.
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WIC and Your Child
Help your pre-schooler eat well, be active, and be healthy!
How can you make healthy food more fun for children? Here are 10 simple tips.
10 Tips to Make Healthy Foods Fun

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Nondiscrimination Statement for Food and Nutrition Services Programs: 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies,  the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who  require alternative means of  communication  for  program  information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American  Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency  (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint  Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint  filing cust.html,  and  at  any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)  mail:     U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 ;
(2)  fax:       (202) 690-7442; or
(3)  email:  program.intake@usda .gov.