North Central Health District


Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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Keeping Your Family Healthy

WIC is a special nutrition program that provides nutritional education, food supplements, and referrals to health care providers to eligible women, infants and children. North Central Health District’s WIC program covers the follwoing counties in central Georgia: Baldwin, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, & Wilkinson.

Georgia WIC is temporarily expanding allowable products in the following categories due to the fluctuation of availability of products in stores.

See WIC approved food changes due to COVID-19.
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Georgia eWIC

On September 12, North Central Health District’s WIC program will implement the Georgia eWIC (electronic WIC) system for all WIC participants. eWIC is an electronic system for issuing WIC benefits which is loaded onto an eWIC card. Instead of WIC vouchers, participants will use eWIC cards to obtain WIC-approved foods from authorized eWIC retailers. You must have your Georgia eWIC card with you at the store to obtain your WIC benefits.

You may use your eWIC card as often as you like throughout the benefit period. Any benefits not used by midnight on the last day of the benefit period will expire and will not roll over to the next month. The first and last date to use your benefits can be found on your WIC shopping list or your last cash register receipt.

If you lose your receipt, you may check your remaining balance by calling the Customer Service toll-free number at 1-844-309-5653, by visiting the Cardholder website available at, or by checking your balance at an authorized WIC retailer.

eWIC brochure: EnglishSpanish

Are You Eligible for WIC?

WIC helps eligible pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age five.

  • Low income pregnant women
  • Low income breastfeeding mothers (up to 1 year)
  • Low income postpartum women (up to 6 months)
  • Low income parent or guardian (including men) who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level

Unsure if you qualify for WIC? Contact your local health department and make an appointment and find out which documents you’ll need to bring with you.

WIC Office Locations

Each one of our 13 county health departments has WIC department on staff. Contact your nearest health department for the times WIC staff are available. In addition, we offer three additional WIC offices for your convenience:

Macon-Bibb County DFCS Office
456 Ogelthorpe Street
Macon, GA 31201
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Felton Homes WIC Office
150 Sessions Drive
Macon, GA 31201
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Family Advocacy WIC Office
160 Olympia Drive, Suite A
Warner Robins, GA 31093
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. &
the first Saturday of each month,
8 – 11:30 a.m. excluding holidays

WIC Can Provide:

Breastfeeding Support

WIC provides support for mothers to help them through their breastfeeding journey. We will pair you with a breastfeeding peer counselor who can offer tips on holding, producing, latching, pumping and more.

Nutrition Education

Early nutrition is critical for healthy development in infants and children, as well as for preventing chronic health problems in adults. The WIC program provides several ways to get educated on the best nutrition for your family to reach these goals. You can participate in interactive online courses that help you understand which foods can give you the vitamins and nutrients you need. You can also meet one-on-one with WIC staff to discuss your current nutritional intake and how to cultivate healthier eating habits.

Food Benefits and WIC Shopping

WIC vouchers help moms when they are grocery shopping, providing them with free, healthy foods that are full of calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and protein to meet their nutritional needs. The vouchers include fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and pantry staples, such as:

  • Fresh produce
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Fruit and vegetable juices
  • Dried peas or beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Iron-fortified breakfast cereals (hot and cold)
  • Infant cereals
  • Infant foods
  • Iron-fortified infant formula

You can shop with WIC vouchers at your favorite local grocery store. Look out for the WIC labels in the aisles and hand your voucher to the cashier at check-out. Click here for a list of authorized WIC vendors.

How to Join WIC:

To apply for the WIC program in Georgia, the following information must be provided to the clinic:

  • Proof of identification (for parent/guardian and child)
  • proof of income for every working adult in the household or proof of participation in another benefit program
  • proof of Georgia residency (street address) for all applicants.

Many clinics operate on the appointment system since applicants must also be seen by the Nutritionist or Nurse (in order to determine if the client has any nutritional risks).

You can learn more about WIC and take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you. At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify.

Call your nearest health department to learn how to join WIC!

USDA Nondiscrimination 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: How to File a Complaint, 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:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Aviso de No Discriminación

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.  

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. 

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:  

(1)        correo: 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; o  


(3)        correo electrónico: 


Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. 


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