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WIC

Serving women, infants, and children in Garrett County.
Carol Bass

Carol Bass

Director of WIC Program

Room 201
Phone: 301-334-7710
From Grantsville: 301-895-3111
FAX: 301-334-7739
E-Mail: carol.bass@maryland.gov

Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm

WIC

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is a federally funded program which provides nutritious foods, health screening, nutrition counseling and referrals to eligible pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age five.

WIC is an equal opportunity program. Persons who believe they have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability should write to the Secretary of Agriculture, USDA, Washington, DC 20250.

Links:
Office of the Maryland WIC Program
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Maryland Children’s Health Program

Benefits

WIC helps women eat better and deliver healthier babies. Infants born to WIC moms weigh more and grow better. Children who eat WIC foods eat diets richer in iron and Vitamin C. WIC works Wonders. Studies about WIC show that WIC lowers Medicaid costs, contributes to longer gestation periods, higher birthweights and lower infant mortality. WIC promotes breastfeeding and offers support to families who so choose to breastfeed their babies.

WIC provides benefits which participants exchange for nutritious foods including milk, cheese, juice, cereal, peanut butter or dried beans, eggs, infant formula, infant juice and cereal.

WIC also provides:

  • breastfeeding support and electric pump loan for special needs
  • health screening
  • nutrition education and information
  • referrals
  • Farmers Market Nutrition Program check

 

Eligibility
To be eligible for WIC in Garrett County you must:

 

  • live in Garrett County
  • be income eligible:
    • participate in an associated program such as Maryland Children’s Health Program, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Energy Assistance, Free or Reduced School Lunch, Pharmacy Assistance, etc.
      or
    • Fall within program income guidelines
  • be a pregnant or new mom, breastfeeding woman, infant or child up to age 5
  • have a nutritional risk:
    • medical risk such as anemia, underweight or over weight, complication or poor pregnancy outcomes
    • diet based risk
    • based on health screening, health and diet history
How to Apply/ Locations

WIC has several sites in the county:

1025 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
301-334-7710 or from Grantsville 301-895-3111
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Grantsville Outreach Center
28 Hershberger Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
Hours: by appointment
301-895-3111

WIC is a free service. Stop by the Health Department or call 301-334-7710. Grantsville residents call 301-895-3111 for an appointment. You will need to bring the following: proof of address/residency, proof of identity, proof of income, proof of pregnancy (if applicable), and person(s) to be certified.

 

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