Ohio WIC Office

The Ohio WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Ohio WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Ohio Department of Health, we suggest you verify what documents you should bring with you to make sure they have all the information they need to help determine your eligibility. This page provides the Ohio WIC office number and office hours.

The Ohio WIC program aims to assist low-income and nutritionally at risk women who are pregnant, women who are currently breastfeeding (up to infant's 1st birthday), nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends), infants (up to 1st birthday) and children up to their fifth birthday. Benefits that are provided to participants through the Ohio WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.

If you are planning to move out of state, Ohio WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Ohio. Before you move, it is recommended that you contact the local WIC office. In most cases, the state agency will provide you with a special card that proves you participated in the Ohio WIC Program. When you have moved, the next step would be to call the WIC office in the state you moved to and schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring the special card to your appointment to show proof you received benefits from the Ohio WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    246 North High Street PO Box 118
    Columbus, OH 43216

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 800-755-4769 or 614-644-8006. Their fax number is 614-564-2470.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the Ohio WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

    Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Ohio WIC approved food list.

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Do I qualify to receive benefits through an Ohio WIC office?

The WIC office in Ohio is where you need to go to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits. These facilities are located throughout the state. The Department of Health manages this government assistance program. However, individual WIC clinics do not determine the eligibility requirements that you need to meet. Instead, the federal government sets these official rules.

In order to receive WIC benefits, you need to meet all the necessary requirements. These include:

  • Residency. In order to apply for WIC in OH, you must be a state resident. You may not collect program benefits if you live in another state.
  • Wellbeing. A health care professional needs to determine that you have nutritional or health-based needs before you can receive WIC services.
  • Categorical. You may only receive WIC if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you gave birth recently. Likewise, children may only enroll in the program if they are younger than five years of age.
  • Income. A WIC office can only award benefits to you if your household earns at or less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

How do I schedule an appointment at a WIC office in Ohio?

In order to enroll in the Ohio WIC program, you must apply at an office. This is true no matter what part of the state you live in. If you want to schedule a WIC appointment, you must contact your nearest agency. One of the simplest ways to do this is by calling the facility by phone. When you speak with a program representative, he or she will tell you when you can go interview.

What do I need to bring when I submit my WIC application in Ohio?

There are specific Ohio WIC guidelines you must follow when you report to an office to apply for benefits. First, you need to be sure your children are with you. The WIC office cannot award benefits to children who are not present. Furthermore, the purpose of this conversation is for program representatives to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits. Therefore, you should be prepared to verify your WIC eligibility by bringing the following documents to your appointment:

  • Identification for you and each of your children.
  • Proof of how much income your household earns.
  • Documents that verify you live in OH.
  • Your WIC Nutrition Card (WNC), if applicable.
  • Proof that you are pregnant, if applicable.
  • Enrollment verification for Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), if applicable.

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