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WIC Program

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1500
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211  

     

Service Locations

Central Health Plaza Nutrition Center
515 West 6th Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
(Services temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

Emerald Tiger Nutrition Center
3225 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

Pearl Nutrition Services
5322-24 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32208

Wesconnett Nutrition Services
5917 105th Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32244

West Jacksonville Nutrition Services
120 King Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
(Services temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)


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Service Goals 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves the lifelong health and nutrition of pregnant women, new mothers (breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding), infants, and children under the age of 5, by providing nutrition education, nutrient-rich supplemental food, and health and social service referrals.

Services Provided 

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps because it provides:
  • Healthy foods
  • Nutrition education to help families eat better and save money on food
  • Breastfeeding information and support
  • Referrals to healthcare, immunizations, and community services

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Eligibility Criteria 

A person must have a total household income equal to or less than the amounts shown in the WIC Income Guidelines (see below) OR are they are already income-eligible if they are currently receiving Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance. A person does not have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.

WIC Income Guidelines 

 *WIC Eligibility Based on Income Intervals

185% of the FFY 2020-2021 Poverty Income Guidelines for 48 Contiguous States, District of Columbia, Guam and Territories

Household
Size
AnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$23,606$1,968$984$908$454
2$31,894$2,658$1,329$1,227$614
3$40,182$3,349$1,675$1,546$773
4$48,470$4,040$2,020$1,865$933
5$56,758$4,730$2,365$2,183$1,092
6$65,046$5,421$2,711$2,502$1,251
7$73,334$6,112$3,056$2,821$1,411
8$81,622$6,802$3,401$3,140$1,570
Additional Person+$8,288+$691+$346+$319+$160

For WIC eligibility, a pregnant woman may be counted as more than one person.
Fees will not be charged for WIC certification or WIC benefits.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Income Eligibility Guidelines were published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2020. The annual revision for 2020 was published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 17, 2020.

*Note: The gross (before taxes) wages on your check stubs based on how often you are paid (income interval) and household size will need to be less than or equal to the amounts in the chart to be income eligible for WIC.

Revised 6/15/2020

Breastfeeding Education and Support Program 

Breastfeeding promotion and support is an integral part of nutrition services. The program strives to increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding among women. The program provides:

  • Home Visits
  • Breastfeeding Café
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups
  • Loan of Electric Breast pumps

For more information on breastfeeding initiatives or questions regarding locating a breastfeeding consultant, please call 904-253-2361 or call the Breastfeeding Warmline at 904-253-2083.

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USDA Non-Discrimination 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

If you suspect someone is misusing or abusing WIC program benefits, please call Toll-Free 1-855-283-5135.