Georgia WIC Program Public Comment Period Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017
The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its annual public comment period from Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017. During this period, Georgians are invited to comment on the program’s successes and identify opportunities to improve WIC services.
Click HERE for more information on how and where to make public comment.
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 are 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).
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:
Internet-based Nutrition Education for Georgia’s WIC Participants
You will need your WIC identification number to register for the online lessons.
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The United States Department of Agriculture’s Nondiscrimination Statement for Food and Nutrition Services Programs: