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Health Services – WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

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WIC is a nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children up to age 5. Benefits include healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other programs.
WIC foods are specially chosen to help moms have healthier babies, and to help infants and children to grow and develop better.

WIC Authorized Foods List 

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start and Carroll County WIC is committed to helping families have positive, successful breastfeeding experiences.

 Breastfeeding Information

If your baby needs formula, WIC provides the following standard milk-based and soy-based iron fortified formulas:
• Similac Advance
• Gerber Good Start Soy

WIC may provide speciality formulas if the WIC Medical Documentation Form is completed by a doctor.

How to Obtain Services

Who can get services?

Carroll County residents who are:
• Pregnant women,
• New moms (up to 6 months after delivery)
• Breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery)
• Babies
• Children under 5

You must meet Maryland State WIC Income Guidelines to get WIC services.

You must also have a nutritional need to get WIC services.

How do I get services?

Call 410-876-4898 to make an appointment.
Para obtener Servicios de Interprete en Espanol: 410-876-4898, ext. 4649
If your baby is born at the Carroll Hospital, A LifeBridge Health Center, ask to speak to WIC staff to get you and your baby enrolled before leaving the hospital.

What do I bring to my WIC appointment?

Each woman and child applying for WIC must come to the office and bring:
• Identification for each person
• Proof of address
• Proof of income
• Proof of pregnancy
• Immunization record

What will happen at the appointment?

• Your proof of address, identity, and income will be reviewed
• Height and weight will be checked
• A drop of blood will be taken to check for iron level
• You will be asked about your health and the foods you eat
• If eligible, you will receive an e-WIC card to buy approved foods

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Cost

Free

For more information on WIC:
Maryland WIC 
National WIC 

USDA prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. OASCR, through the Office of Adjudication, will investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination in programs operated or assisted by USDA.