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Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants. Women, infants (over 6 months old) and children that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits or who are on a waiting list for WIC certification are eligible to participate in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Eligible WIC…

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Food Package and Vouchers

WIC participants receive vouchers to purchase certain foods each month that are designed to supplement their diets with specific nutrients. WIC food packages and nutrition education are the main ways WIC improves the dietary quality and habits of participants. The most up-to-date WIC Approved Food List was effective January 2016.  The WIC Approved Food List…

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Breastfeeding Support

“There’s never a recall on breast milk!” Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for a baby’s first year of life. Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mother and baby. Since a major goal of the WIC Program is to improve the nutritional status of infants,…

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WIC Locations

Appointment Hotline: 1-800-789-5502 Call our hotline for any location listed below. Columbus Health Department 5601 Veterans ParkwayColumbus, GA 31904706-321-6374Monday – Friday   8:00 am – 5:00 pmVoucher drive thru pick up on upper level facing Veterans Parkway.                 Ft. BenningSoldier for Life Center – Same building as CommissaryMonday – Friday 8:00…

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WIC Eligibility

To qualify for the WIC program, applicants must meet eligibility requirements in four areas: categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk. Categorical WIC is designed for women, infants and children that fit into certain categories: Women Pregnant – during pregnancy and up to six weeks after the birth of the infant or the end of the…

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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. It is a nutrition program that provides healthy food, nutrition education and other services free of charge to Georgia families who qualify. Find out if you and/or your children may be eligible. Once you or your child has qualified for the WIC program, you will have access to:…

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Who is eligible? All Georgia newborns What is the purpose of the program? To ensure that all Georgia newborns are screened for hearing loss at birth and that newborns not passing hearing screening receive timely comprehensive follow-up. To educate parents and other infant caregivers with specific information about the importance of newborn hearing screening and…

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First Care

First Care / High Risk Infant Follow Up First Care is a voluntary program that offers nursing assessments, developmental evaluations, and case management to children from birth to one year of age who may be at risk for developmental delays, whether or not they have a medical condition. Services are provided via phone, home visits,…

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Children’s Medical Services

Program Purpose Children’s Medical Services is a statewide program that supports children, youth and young adults (birth – 21) with special health care needs and their families. Children’s Medical Services provides assistance to eligible families and young adults with accessing timely and affordable health care services as well as needed resources within their communities. Children’s…

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Babies Can’t Wait

        Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) is Georgia’s Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers from birth to their third birthday who have an established risk of a Developmental Delay due to a diagnosed physical or mental condition. Babies Can’t Wait provides the initial Evaluation and Assessment, which is conducted by a qualified…

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