Clinical & Other Direct Services

WIC Program

WIC is a federal program that provides specific nutritious foods along with nutrition and breastfeeding education at no cost. More than 7,000 individuals participate in WIC in Northern Kentucky.

WIC services are available at the Health Department’s county health centers, at certain off-site locations, or by phone.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for WIC, you must:

  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman OR an infant/children up to 5 years old.
  • Have a household income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level (see the chart below).
  • Meet income guidelines OR have a Kentucky medical card, receive Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) benefits or food stamps (SNAP), or have a pregnant woman or infant in the family who receives Medicaid or K-TAP.
  • Be a resident of Kentucky.

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Applying for WIC

You can set up an appointment to apply for WIC through a county health center.

Make sure you bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Proof of household income, such as pay stubs, W-2 forms, or current medical card.
  • Proof of residence, such as current bill with your address, bank statement, lease agreement, mortgage agreement, or current medical card.
  • Proof of identity, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, social security card, shot record, or current medical card.
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What you will receive

Foods you or your children may receive through the WIC program include:

  • Milk, cheese and yogurt
  • Vitamin C-rich juices
  • Iron-rich cereals
  • Eggs
  • Dried beans or peanut butter
  • A baby may receive infant formula, infant meats, fruits and vegetables, and infant cereal
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains (bread, rice, pasta, or tortillas)

View the food brochure.

How to prepare and store-powered-infant-formula

Infant Feeding Guide

Infant Feeding Guide – Spanish

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Program integrity

Selling or trading WIC formula, foods of e-WIC cards is program violation that could result in criminal charges and/or disqualification from receiving future benefits.

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WIC breastfeeding peer counseling program

Breastfeeding peer counselors can assist mothers enrolled in WIC who plan to breastfeed. The peer counselors are all moms who have breastfed successfully and have participated in WIC. Peer counselors provide support anytime a new mother needs it. For more information, please contact Nancy Merk Nancy.Merk@nkyhealth.org or call 859-363-2113.

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Mobile app

WICShopperappKentucky WIC families can use the free WICShopper mobile app to view your benefits and determine if foods are WIC eligible.

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Non-discrimination statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at: www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Download the PDF here.

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Declaración de no discriminación

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al 800-877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA- OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al 866-632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1)  correo:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  • fax:
    833-256-1665 o 202-690-7442; o

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

Descarga el PDF aquí.

 

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