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Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Food/Nutrition > Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Program Description:

The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. The goal of the WIC program is to decrease the risk of poor birth outcomes and to improve the health of the children during critical states of growth and development. The WIC program of Pennsylvania is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of WIC.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Pennsylvania, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=179&Q=237233

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on the WIC program in Pennsylvania, please visit their website at:
http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?A=179&Q=236988

Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

You can also call the Pennsylvania Department of Health toll-free if you have questions about the program:
800-942-9467

If you are local, you can call:
717-783-1289

Or you can contact the department by sending an email to:
BFHcontact@state.pa.us

 

Managing Agency:

Department of Health (PA)
http://www.pennsylvania.com/




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