Employee Access

 

WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
Supplemental Nutrition Program

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SCPH is proud to announce that we are partnering with the nonprofit National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition to promote its Text4baby service here in Summit County.  Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. 


To access this free service, simply text BABY to 511411 and get support through your pregnancy and baby’s first year. You’ll get free messages each week on topics like prenatal care, labor signs and symptoms, nutrition, breastfeeding, safety, baby’s development, and more.  

For more informtation, visit www.text4baby.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/text4baby.

WIC is a nutrition education program which provides supplemental nutritious foods that promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age five.

 

 

Who Is Eligible?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a baby less than six months old
  • Infants and children up to five years old
  • Must live in Ohio
  • Must meet WIC income guidelines
  • Must meet certain nutritional or health risks
  • Click on the following link to use the WIC Prescreening Tool to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits.


WIC PRESCREENING TOOL

What Does WIC Provide?

  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding education, promotion and support
  • Enhanced supplemental food package for exclusively breastfeeding women and their infants
  • Manual or electric breast pumps to qualified mothers
  • Immunization screening and referral
  • Referral for maternal, prenatal and pediatric health care
  • Referral for Healthy Start
  • Voter Registration
  • Coupons/vouchers to shop at local grocery stores MAY include*:
Milk Cheese Eggs Juice Cereal
Fruits/Vegetables Beans Peanut Butter Whole Grains Canned Tuna/Salmon
Infant Formula Baby Foods Soy Milk Tofu  

*WIC foods are prescribed by the certifying health professional based on the age and dietary needs of the participant. WIC may not provide all the nutritional needs required by the participant.

WIC Locations

Arlington Plaza 1400 S. Arlington Rd.#28
Akron, OH 44306
Directions               
330-375-2177
Barberton 542 W. Tuscarawas Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203     
Directions
330-753-5426
Stow 1100 Graham Rd. Circle
Stow, OH 44224
Directions
330-926-5726
Fairway 1867 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44313
Directions
330-375-2142
North (Macedonia) 781 E. Aurora Rd.
Macedonia, OH 44056
Directions
330-908-0070
Summit Lake 380 W. Crosier St.
Akron, OH 44311
Directions
330-375-2641

 

 

Click on the MORE INFORMATION • FORMS and RESOURCES • LINKS tabs above for more information on applying for WIC

This institute is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Fairway clinic now offers evening hours on Tuesdays!  Click here for locations and hours
 
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It's easy to apply for WIC. Simply call one of our clinics to schedule an appointment.

Arlington Plaza 1400 S. Arlington Rd.#28, Akron, OH 44306
Directions               
330-375-2177
Barberton 542 W. Tuscarawas Avenue, Barberton, OH 44203     
Directions
330-753-5426
Stow 1100 Graham Rd. Circle, Stow, OH 44224
Directions
330-926-5726
Fairway 1867 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313
Directions
330-375-2142
North (Macedonia) 781 E. Aurora Rd., Macedonia, OH 44056
Directions
330-908-0070
Summit Lake 380 W. Crosier St., Akron, OH 44311
Directions
330-375-2641
   
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Please bring the following to your first visit:

  • All family members applying for WIC services
  • Proof of income (current pay stubs, approval letter for Healthy Start, Ohio Works First, food stamps or current Medicaid card).
  • Proof of address (utility or credit bill, or Ohio driver's license)
  • Proof of identity for you and any other applicants (birth certificate, driver's license, Medicaid card, crib card, shot record)
  • If pregnant, a doctor's statement showing due date
  • Children's shot records
   
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If you would like to save time at your appointment, you can print out the forms
below that apply to you, fill them in and bring them with you to your appointment.

 

 

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