What does a WIC nurse do?
Breastfeeding promotion and assistance is one of WIC’s responsibilities. Provide breastfeeding information to women during pregnancy and after birth, for example.
Does WIC accept walk ins?
Even walk-in hours are available at WIC! Remember to bring the members of your family who are applying for WIC services (you, your child, and/or your infant) to the appointment. Only a parent or legal guardian who lives with the child can bring the child to the appointment and complete the paperwork.
Can dads apply for WIC?
A. Babies and children under the age of five can be enrolled in the WIC program by their fathers. Dads, like any other parent or guardian, can take their children to appointments, nutrition classes, and apply for benefits on their behalf.
How do I apply for a WIC card in PA?
Tell the cashier you’re using an eWIC card before any foods are scanned. Follow the instructions after inserting your card into the card reader. You will be prompted to enter your PIN. The cashier scans products to make sure they’re WIC-approved and covered by your family’s benefits.
How long does a WIC appointment take?
Each client who has an appointment for WIC certification takes roughly 30 minutes. TIP: To a child, 30 minutes may seem like a long time. Please bring a snack or a favorite toy to help you and your child relax during the session.
Can I change my WIC location?
WIC transfers allow you to move to another state while keeping your benefits. All you have to do is follow a few simple rules, although certain states may have slightly different criteria. For example, you must notify your local office of your impending move before moving to another state.
Does WIC pay for baby formula?
Breastfeeding is recognized and promoted by WIC as the best source of nourishment for newborns. WIC provides iron-fortified baby formula to women who do not fully breastfeed. When a physician prescribes special infant formulae or medical foods for a specific medical condition, they may be offered.
Can I use my PA WIC card in another state?
Transferring WIC Benefits in Pennsylvania If you presently get WIC benefits in Pennsylvania and want to relocate to a new city or state, you should be able to transfer your benefits to your new address. To begin, contact your local WIC clinic or agency and advise them of your relocation plans.
Do I qualify for WIC PA?
WIC candidates must live in Pennsylvania, be at risk for medical or nutritional problems, and have a gross household income of less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
What do I need to bring to my WIC appointment PA?
Please bring the following to your initial consultation:
- Proof of identity, such as proof of all sources of income for everyone in the home (for example, an ACCESS card) (if applicable)
- Proof of Pennsylvania residency (driver’s license, utility bill, or recent mail with name and current address)