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Women, Infants & Children

Florida Department of Health Franklin County

  •  (850) 653-2111
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    Fax

    (850) 653-9896
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    Mailing Address

    139 12th Street 

    Apalachicola, Florida 32320 

     

WHAT IS WIC?

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following services at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and referrals for health care.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR WIC?

* Note: Use the WIC Prescreening Tool to see if you might be eligible for WIC.

  • WIC Income Guidelines for 2016 can be found WIC Income Eligibility Criteria.
  • To apply for WIC, contact 850-404-6350 or call 1-800-342-3556 and ask for the phone number of your local WIC office.
  • The local WIC office will give you an appointment to see if you are eligible for WIC. At this visit, your household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

  • 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.
  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
  • If you suspect someone is misusing or abusing WIC program benefits, please call Toll-Free 1-855-283-5135.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY FIRST APPOINTMENT:

  • Bring ALL family members applying for WIC including all infants and children under 5 years of age.
  • Bring proof of ALL income (before taxes and deductions) received by ALL persons living in your household, such as:
  • Paycheck Stubs for the last month
  • Child Support Income Document.
  • Unemployment or Worker's Compensation Document
  • Military Leave and Earnings Statement.
  • Income Tax Documents (can only accept these during the months of January and February for current tax reporting period).
  • If you receive Medicaid, Food Stamps or TANF, bring your current Notice of Case Action.

Bring Proof of Identification, such as:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Current Military ID
  • Birth Certificate
  • Hospital Records or Crib Card for new babies
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Record
  • Passport

Bring Proof of where you live, such as:

  • Utility bill - electric or phone
  • Housing or Rental Agreement
  • Bank/Insurance Statement

WIC Schedule For Franklin County:

Apalachicola: Available EVERY Thursday of each month except the 5th Thursday of the month

Carrabelle: Available every third Tuesday of the month

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please call WIC at 1-800-416-4123.