Lake-Geauga WIC supports women and children
The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) houses more than divisions only involved with environmental health and communicable disease concerns, but also with a division that supports the health and well-being of women and children.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children program) is such a division and is a nationally recognized and federally funded program that provides food benefits to pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age five (5).
What other services does WIC provide?
- One-on-one consultation with a registered dietitian.
- Breastfeeding education and support. WIC supports breastfeeding through peer counseling, lactation experts, food packages, online resources, and referrals along with a 24-hour breastfeeding line at 216-403-1320.
- Supplemental food with key nutrients. These food benefits that promote good health are loaded onto a WIC nutrition card for qualifying low-income individuals and can be used at local vendors.
- Health care provider referrals and community program referrals.
How many locations does Lake-Geauga WIC have?
WIC now has five locations from which they serve their clients:
How do I know I am income-eligible to receive WIC services?
Income guidelines to receive WIC services are as follows:
- For a family of one, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $25,142 annually, $2,096 monthly, and $484 weekly.
- For a family of two, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $33,874 annually, $2,823 monthly, and $652 weekly.
- For a family of 3, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $42,606 annually, $3,551 monthly, and $820 weekly.
- For a family of 4, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $51,338 annually, $4,279 monthly, and $988 weekly.
- For a family of 5, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $60,070 annually, $5,006 monthly, and $1,156 weekly.
- For a family of 6, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $68,802 annually, $5,734 monthly, and $1,324 weekly.
- For a family of 7, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $77,534 annually, $6,462 monthly, and $1,492 weekly.
- For a family of 8, the gross income (before taxes) cannot exceed $86,266 annually, $7,189 monthly, and $1,659 weekly.
- If you have more than eight people in your family, please contact your local WIC clinic for guidelines.
- A pregnant woman counts as more than one family member.
- A person who currently receives Medicaid, Food Assistance, or Ohio Works First (OWF) automatically meets the income eligibility criteria for WIC.
- Guidelines are effective July 1, 2022. If you are unsure of income eligibility, contact your local WIC office.
- This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
How do I get started with a WIC office in my area?
For information about Lake- Geauga WIC, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support visit www.lcghd.org/wic/.
To find out your eligibility or to schedule an appointment, please call the clinic nearest you to get started.