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?
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 INdependence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax: (202) 690-7442
- Email: email@example.com
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
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
Fax: (717) 705-0462
|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|
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
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|
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.
For each additional family member
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.
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
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
- 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.
- 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
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.