WIC has 3 area locations:
1845 Town Center Blvd, Suite 425
(7a-5p Tuesday thru Thursday)
160 SW Nightingale St
1st Wednesday (By Appointment Only)
3229 Bear Run Blvd, Building B
(7a-5p Monday thru Friday)
- Healthy foods
- Nutrition education and counseling
- Breastfeeding support
- Referrals for health care
VisionTo safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
Deliver the highest quality services in the nation with integrity and respect to 100% of funded potential WIC eligible population as measured by health outcomes.
Appointments are made by calling 904-272-3177 or 904-529-2800 and selecting option 2. Please leave a message if we are not able to answer and we will return your call within 24 hours.
Important Note: Before visiting any WIC office, please verify office hours by calling us. Office hours and walk-in times may vary.
Eligibility is by appointment only, for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have just had a baby, and their children up to the age of 5 years old. There is a family income limit, but working families may qualify.
Total Household Income (before taxes and deductions) must be equal to or below the following amounts:
Please see the eligibility guidelines page for more information.
Applicants might be income-eligible for WIC if they or other persons in their households are currently receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps or temporary cash assistance (TCA). Please use this prescreening tool to determine your WIC eligibility.
What to Expect
- Appointments generally last between one and two hours
- One-on-one nutrition counseling and assessment from a licensed nutritionist or qualified professional
- Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family develop healthy eat habits and lifestyles
- Breastfeeding support and information for you and your baby
- EBT card for nutritious foods
- Referrals for other health care and community services
What to Bring to a WIC Certification Appointment
- The child or baby that is being certified on WIC
- Identification for everyone that has an appointment (ex. photo ID, baby's crib card, shot record, social security card, etc, )
- Proof of income if you are NOT on Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance or Food Stamps (ex. paystubs, etc)
- Proof of address (ex. Drivers license, utility bill, etc.)
- Child's updated shot record
- Your WIC EBT card (if you are currently participating in WIC)
According to WHO (World Health Organization), breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. Breastmilk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies which help protect against many common childhood illnesses. Breastmilk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one third during the second year of life.
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
Peer counselors are mothers who have breastfeeding experience. They provide basic breastfeeding information to mothers before, during, and after pregnancy. Their trainings and knowledge provide them the opportunity to understand breastfeeding beyond their own personal experiences.
Not all mothers have breastfeeding knowledge and access to breastfeeding resources, so peer counselors are support systems. They aim to disseminate breastfeeding information and increase breastfeeding rates within the community.
Breastfeeding Support Warmline
Clay County WIC provides its clients with the opportunity to access trained breastfeeding personnel for any breastfeeding and related issues. Calls can be made before and after clinic hours, and are responded to within 24 hours, 7 days a week.
The warmline helps with latching issues, concerns about returning to work or school, breastfeeding multiples, breastfeeding older child/toddler, pumping and storage, breastfeeding education, weaning and it also provides access to a lactation consultant. Personnel can be reached at (904)-272-3177 option 3.