Details and Eligibility

Program at a Glance

The Georgia WIC program is the nation's fifth largest Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the program at the federal level and provides funds to state agencies for implementation. At the state level, the Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia WIC Program administers the program.

WIC has provided nutrition education and supplemental foods to low income families for over thirty years.

Georgia WIC services are provided through 18 health districts and one contract agency. Services are provided at over 200 locations including: health departments, community health centers, hospitals, military bases, and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS) offices.

There are over 1,400 authorized vendors that are participating in the WIC food delivery system who were redeeming approximately one million vouchers each month.

Eligibility

WIC serves women, infants, and children in families with income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level or enrolled in Medicaid; and who are at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Participant categories consist of pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women; infants and children up to their fifth birthday.

You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify* or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you. WIC has local offices across the State of Georgia.  Use our clinic listing or call (800) 228-9173.

Services

Participants receive a nutrition assessment, health screening, medical history, body measurements (weight and height), hemoglobin check, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals to other health and social services, and vouchers for healthy foods.

Program Objectives

  • Increase entry into care for prenatals, infants and children
  • Increase infant breastfeeding initiation and duration
  • Decrease number of children who are overweight or obese
  • Increase nutrition education of participants
  • Utilize technology to maximize efficiency

 

    

 


Contact Information

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Participant - 1-800-228-9173
Vendor – 1-866-814-5468

Office of the Inspector General
Email Reports of Fraud, Waste & Abuse

 

 

 

 


Page last updated 09/30/2019