Women, Infants & Children
WIC State Agency
WIC Locations
Who is Eligible?
Where is WIC Available?
2020 WIC Public Meetings
Women, Infants & Children

Mission Statement
 The Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition program is considered one of the most successful federally funded nutrition programs in the country. WIC is committed to improving the health of eligible pregnant women, new mothers, and children by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to health and social programs during the critical stages of fetal and early childhood development. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted at-risk population.  WIC provides free health screenings to all participants to determine nutritional risk.  A nutritional risk is any problem that is associated with diet, growth, or medical diagnosis that might impact nutritional status.  Examples include anemia, underweight, overweight, history of pregnancy complications or poor pregnancy outcomes.  Nutrition risk is determined by a health professional such as a nutritionist, physician, or nurse by measuring height and weight, doing a simple blood test and reviewing each participant’s medical history and dietary intake.

 

  • WIC State Agency
  • Local Counties Covered
  • Who is Eligible?
  • Where is WIC Available?

 

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: 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
  3. Email:  program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider
WIC Director, Julie Kasmierski, (814) 773-3162 ext. 3029 Fax: (814) 772-7045

 

WIC is a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health with funds from the USDA Where can you get WIC? (See WIC Locations, tab above)

 

WIC has several clinics in the area.  See WIC Locations (tab above)  for contact information on your local WIC offices. Please contact WIC Clinic at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.  The number is (814) 776-1106 or 1-800-WIC-WINS

 
WIC State Agency

William R. Cramer, Director
Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of WIC

 

625 Forster Street
7 West, Health and Welfare Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

 

Telephone: (717) 783-1289
Toll Free In-State:  1-800-WIC-WINS
or 1-800-942-9467
Fax:  (717) 705-0462

 

Website:  http://www.health.state.pa.us

WIC Locations

Cameron County

Elk County

Clearfield County

Emporium WIC Clinic Ridgway WIC Clinic Clearfield WIC Clinic
301 S. Chestnut Street, Suite 101 49 Ridgmont Drive 801 S. 4th Street
Emporium, PA  15834 Ridgway, PA  15853 Clearfield, PA  16830
Phone: (814) 486-3953 Phone: (814) 776-1106 Phone: (814) 765-7035
Fax: (814) 772-7045 Fax: (814) 772-7045 Fax: (814) 765-8030
     

Potter County

Administrative Office

DuBois WIC Clinic

Coudersport WIC Clinic North Central WIC Program 3 S. Brady Street, Suite 242
279 Route 6 West 49 Ridgmont Drive DuBois, PA  15801
Coudersport, PA  16915 Ridgway, PA  15853 Phone: (814) 375-9060
Phone: (814) 274-7172 Phone: (814) 773-3162 Fax: (814) 375-0312
Fax: (814) 772-7045 Fax: (814) 772-7045  
     

Shinglehouse WIC Clinic

Jefferson County

Coalport WIC Clinic

United Methodist Church Punxsutawney WIC Clinic Glendale Area Medical Center
201 N. Lincoln Street 122 E. Mahoning St, Suite C 857 Main Street
Shinglehouse, PA 16748 Punxsutawney, PA  15767 Coalport, PA  16627
Phone: (814) 697-7252 Phone: (814) 938-7602 Phone: (814) 672-5514
Fax: (814) 772-7045 Fax: (814) 938-8542 Fax: (814) 765-8030
     

Harrison Valley WIC Clinic

Brookville WIC Clinic

Houtzdale WIC Clinic

205 E. Main Street, Room 4 18 Western Ave, Suite L 40 Terrace Drive, Apt 2
Harrison Valley, PA  16927 Brookville, PA  15825 Houtzdale, PA 16651
Phone: (814) 334-5773 Phone: (814) 849-2374 Phone: (814) 378-6217
Fax: (814) 772-7045 Fax: (814) 938-8542 Fax: (814) 765-8030
     

 

Who is Eligible?

Pregnant or postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 eligible.  Participants must meet income guidelines, a State residency requirement and be “nutritional risk” by health professional.

 

Family Size

*Monthly

*Yearly

1
$1,926
$23,107
2
$2,607
$31,284
3
$3,289
$39,461
4
$3,970
$47,638
5
$4,652
$55,815
6
$5,333
$63,992
7
$6,015
$72,169
8
$6,696
$80,346
For each additional family member
add $682
add $8,177

 

To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants’ gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U. S. Poverty Income Guidelines:

 

*Gross Income (expected babies are counted in family size)

 

Foster children, MA, TANF and food stamps clients meet income guidelines.

 

While most States use the maximum guidelines, States may set lower income limit standards.  A person or certain family members who participate in other benefits programs such as the Food Stamp Program, Medical or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families automatically meet the income eligibility requirements.

Where is WIC Available?

The WIC program is available in each State, the District of Columbia, 32 Indian Tribal Organizations, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam.

2020 WIC Public Meetings

2020 WIC PUBLIC MEETINGS
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

 

Your comments and suggestions for the WIC program are important to us!  Please attend a meeting or submit written comments to the Bureau of WIC State Agency.

 

  • May 1, 2020, Shenango Valley Urban League, 601 Indiana Ave., Farrell, PA  16121
  • May 4, 2020, Broad Top Area Medical Center, 900 Bryan St., Suite 2, Huntingdon, PA  16652
  • May 4, 2020, CAP of Cambria County, 516 Main St., 6th Floor, Johnstown, PA  15901
  • May 7, 2020, Bi-Weekly WIC/Hope, 612 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA  17701
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  • May 7, 2020, North Central PA Regional and Development Commission, 49 Ridgmont Drive, Ridgway, PA  15853  ** DUE TO THE CURRENT STAY AT HOME ORDER, THE MEETING AT NORTH CENTRAL ON MAY 7TH WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM WEBINAR.  NO ON-SITE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE.  PLEASE CALL 717-783-1289 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
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  • May 12, 2020, Allegheny County Health Department, 239 4th Ave., 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA  15222
  • May 12, 2020, CAP of Lancaster County, 601 S. Queen St., Room 220, Lancaster, PA  17603
  • May 14, 2020, NORTH, Inc. Philadelphia WIC Office, 1300 W. Lehigh Ave., Suite 104, Philadelphia, PA  19132
  • Nay 14, 2020, The Foundation of Delware County, 1260 E. Woodland Ave., Suite 215, Springfield, PA  19064
  • May 26, 2020, Family Health Council of Central PA, 1257 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg, PA  17815
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In accordance with 7 C.F.R. 246.4(b), the Department of health has scheduled 10 public meetings to obtain comments and recommendations for the development of the 2021 State Plan of Program Operation and Administration for the Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Pennsylvania.

 

The department invites comments on all aspects of the program's operations.

 

Individuals wishing to give comments at a meeting or attend through the Zoom website are requested to per-register by calling the State WIC Program Office at 717-783-1289.  Call-in meeting information will be provided.  Those unable to attend a meeting but wish to express their views, may submit written comments by May 31, 2020, to the Department of Health, Bureau of Women, Infants and Children (WIC), 625 Forster St., 7 West, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA  17120.

 

The meeting will be held 10 am to 3 pm and are subject to cancellation without notice.  There will not be a WIC presentation at the meetings, but WIC resources materials will be available.

 

If you require reasonable accommodations in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, please contact William Cramer at 717-783-1289 for assistance.

 

Pennsylvania WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.