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WIC & Nutrition

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Main Contact Information - Phone Available 24 hrs/day

  Please feel free to contact our Call Center at
 (727) 824-6913 to schedule an appointment.

The Pinellas Park location will be closed for renovation starting December 2, 2019 and will not reopen until further notice. WIC services will be provided at all other locations.
 

Announcements and Important Information 

WIC EBT is Here!
EBT Announcement for WIC

WIC & Nutrition Program Information  

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care.


WIC stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for “Women, Infants and Children”. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered in Florida by the Department of Health. Services provided by the Program include the following:

  • Healthy Foods
  • Nutrition Education and Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Referrals for Health Care.

Pinellas County WIC work closely with other agencies and DOH-Pinellas divisions such as:

Women holding baby's foot

The Pinellas County WIC operates from five main centers & one satellite office.

WIC & Nutrition Program utilizes advertising and marketing strategies to reach those who may be eligible for the program. Currently, the Pinellas County WIC & Nutrition Program provides services to approximately 14,000 participants each month. Each applicant must meet all federal eligibility requirements. Benefits issued from our sites are redeemable at participating local vendors

Each applicant must meet all federal eligibility requirements. Benefits issued from our sites are redeemable at participating local vendors.

WIC Appointment Line: 727-824-6914 

Participation in WIC saves public and private health care dollars by improving the health and nutrition of women, infants and children. WIC has been proven to improve the diets of pregnant and postpartum women and children. It has also been shown to reduce the incidence of low birth weight, infant mortality and anemia among WIC participants.

Who Is Eligible? 

  1. You must be a pregnant woman, or a woman who has recently been pregnant, a breastfeeding mother, an infant, or a child under five years of age.
  2. You must meet certain income guidelines
  3. You must live in Florida
  4. You must have a nutrition-related need, which will be determined by WIC staff.

You could be eligible if you or other family members are currently receiving Medicaid, WAGES, or Food Stamps. However, you do NOT have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.

Before eligibility is completed, WIC staff will verify your gross household income. You need to bring proof of household income so that the staff can determine your eligibility.

WIC Express 

The WIC Express is a faster way to check out when picking up benefits only. It is designed for participants who have completed all required paperwork to pick up benefits. The average check out time at these stations is about five minutes. This process saves participants time, especially those who are working and may use part of their lunch hour to pick up their benefits.

 

WIC Express Drive Thru (Mid-County location only) 

For even more convenience, the Mid-County WIC clinic has a drive-thru option when picking-up benefits only. All clients, regardless of which clinic they normally go to, are able to use the drive-thru when reloading their benefits. Please Note: The drive-thru is for benefit issuance only. Clients must come into the clinic for certifications, mid-certifications, food package changes and for any other services provided by WIC.

Where to Get Certified for WIC and Pick Up Benefits
Florida WIC app

WIC 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 https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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 https://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf, (AD 3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-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: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Haitian Creole Konfòmeman ak lwa Federal konsènan dwa sivil avèk regleman ak prensip Depatman Agrikilti Ameriken (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA) konsènan dwa sivil yo, enstitisyon sa a pa gen dwa fè diskriminasyon kont pèsonn moun ki baze sou ras, koulè po, orijin nasyonal, sèks, laj, yon andikap, ak revanch oswa reprezay pou aktivite yon moun te patisipe ladan avan pou defann dwa sivil. (Tout baz ki entèdi sa yo pa pou tout pwogram.) Moun ak andikap ki bezwen lòt mwayen kominikasyon pou jwenn enfòmasyon sou pwogram (tankou enfòmasyon ak ekriti Bray, an gran lèt, sou kasèt, Lang Siy Ameriken, elatriye), dwe kontakte Ajans nan nivo Eta oswa lokal ki jere pwogram TARGET Center USDA a nan (202) 720-2600 (vokal ak TTY) oswa kontakte USDA nan Sèvis Relè Federal la nan (800) 877-8339. An plis, gen enfòmasyon ki disponib nan lòt lang. Pou depoze yon plent kont diskriminasyon, ranpli Fòmilè Plent Diskriminasyon Pwogram USDA a, (AD-3027). W ap jwenn li sou entènèt nan adrès: How to File a Complaint https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, ak nan nenpòt biwo USDA, oswa ekri yon lèt bay USDA epi bay enfòmasyon yo mande nan fòmilè a sou lèt la. Pou mande yon kopi fòmilè plent la, rele (866) 632-9992. Voye fòmilè ou ranpli oswa lèt ou ekri a bay USDA pa:

(1) lapòs: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250- 9410;
(2) faks: (202) 690-7442; ou
(3)imèl: program.intake@usda.gov.

Enstitisyon sa a ofri tout moun menm opòtinite a.

Three babies playing togetherYoung boy with a bowl of vegetablesYoung girl eating grapes

Young boy and girl at picnicYoung child and mother eating fruits