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715 NW Dimmick Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5325
Fax: (541) 474-5353
Contact: Diane Hoover, PhD, FACHE
Email: 
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Th (Closed 12-12:30 for lunch), and Closed Fridays, WIC 8:00-5:15M-Th (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:00pm), Closed Fridays
WIC (Women, Infant & Children) Program

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WIC FAMILY AT STORE

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a free nutrition education program that helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them. 

 

 

Why WIC? 

 

 

*Women on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care.

 

*Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates.

 

*Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, and visit their doctors regularly.

 

 

Eligibility

You are eligible for WIC if you meet all of the following criteria:

 

*Live in Oregon

 

*Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or a child under 5 years old

 

*Have a nutritional need

*Have a household income that meets the current income guidelines.

 *Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children.

 

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

(As of May 1, 2016)

Household Size

Monthly

Weekly

1 person(s)

$1,832

$423

2

$2,470

$570

3

$3,108

$718

4

$3,747

$865

5

$4,385

$1,012

6

$5,023

$1160

*You are automatically income-eligible for WIC if you get TANF, food stamps or the Oregon Health Plan.                    

 

What WIC Participants Receive 

 

*Breastfeeding support and breast pumps for moms who are eligible

 

*Referrals to other community or county resources and services

 

*Supplemental foods via eWIC debit card
 

◦Milk

◦Cheese

◦Eggs

◦Dried beans or peas

◦Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables

◦100% Fruit juice

◦Baby food

◦Peanut butter

◦Cereal

◦Whole wheat bread, corn tortillas or brown rice

◦Canned tuna or salmon

*eWIC debit card can be used at your local grocery stores that participate with WIC.

* Growers Market vouchers will still be available during summer months.

How WIC helps Josephine County Families

 

*WIC reduces fetal and infant deaths

 

 

*WIC reduces low birth weight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy

 

*WIC improves infant feeding practices, including breastfeeding

 

*WIC improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children

 

*WIC decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children

 

*WIC improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women and improves weight gain in pregnant women

 

*Pregnant women participating in WIC receive prenatal care earlier

 

*Children enrolled in WIC are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and have more up to date immunizations

 

*WIC helps get children ready to start school: children who receive WIC benefits demonstrate improved intellectual development

 

*WIC significantly improves children’s diets

 

*WIC improves savings in health care costs

 

*WIC promotes physical activity  

 

Breastfeeding Information

WIC has a breastfeeding support group and prenatal breastfeeding class offered on the 1st Monday of each month at the Josephine County Health Department.

The breastfeeding class is from 1:00-2:00 and the breastfeeding support group is from 3:00- 4:15pm. In addition, we also offer a breastfeeding warm line (8am-5pm M-TH) by calling 541-474-5325 and pressing 4.

 

Breastfeeding questions can be addressed by the Lactation Consultant Glenda Taylor @ 541-474-5325 X.2233, or by calling the WIC office directly at 541-474-5333 and ask to be transferred to Glenda.

Contact Us:

 Josephine County WIC Office

 715 NW Dimmick Street

Grants Pass, OR 97526

 (541) 474-5333
TEXT US AT  (541) 295-5506

 If you have any questions or would like to apply for WIC please call our office to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday- Thursday at our Grants Pass office and twice a month in Cave Junction and once a month in Wolf Creek.

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