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

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

 

Program Description:

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is operated through local health departments, satellite and mobile clinics in Virginia. The Virginia WIC Program serves low-income pregnant, lactating and postpartum women and children up to age five.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Virginia, 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.vahealth.org/WIC/General%20Info/map.htm

 

Program Contact Information:

To learn more about the Virginia WIC program, visit the VA WIC website at:
http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/

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

For additional services of WIC in Virginia visit:
http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/

You can also call the VA Department of Health toll-free at:
888-942-3663

 

Managing Agency:

Virginia Department of Health
http://www.myvirginia.org




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