WIC is a FREE Nutrition program designed to help new mothers, pregnant women, and children up to age 5, have the nutritious foods they need to have a healthy life. Park DuValle Community Health Center's WIC office (located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Office), is the only WIC office in the state of Kentucky located in a community health center. This benefit is great for getting all required health screenings processed as quickly as possible.
While WIC is intended for mothers, any legal guardian of a child under age 5 can apply (parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents). Whether or not you qualify for assistance is determined by a number of factors, including income. Those who receive WIC benefits must fall below 185% of the federal poverty line.
Those on Passport Health, Medicaid, or Food Stamps automatically qualify for WIC. The qualifying factors for these programs overlap with those of WIC. To get more information about your eligibility for WIC, call 502-774-4401 Ext. 1208
WIC also offers nutrition education as well as Breastfeeding Support; lactation consultant, breast pumps, breastfeeding resources, educational materials and even a hotline for questions are all available for those seeking breastfeeding support.
WIC Overview Video (Source: nwicaweb)
What is WIC and what does WIC provide?
WIC is a free nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC provides free healthy foods, nutrition advice, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals.
Who can use WIC?
While WIC is geared towards new mothers, any guardian can apply for WIC, this includes: pregnant women, new parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster-parents. WIC is available until the child reaches age 5.
I am not a US Citizen, can I still use WIC?
YES! Citizenship is not a requirement to qualify for WIC.
What are the eligibility requirements?
YES! Applicants who receive Medicaid or Food Stamps automatically qualify and meet the income eligibility by brining proof of their participation in one of these programs. If you do not participate in these programs, you may still qualify base on the total income for your household. For full eligibility details please visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and family Services website here.
How do I apply?
To schedule an appointment, please call our number or visit our office located on the second floor of Park DuValle's main site on Wilson Ave.
502-774-4401 Ext. 1208
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.