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Special WIC event is Tuesday

On July 23 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grady County Health Department will make it quick and convenient to take advantage of Georgia WIC, the state special supplemental nutrition program for Woman, Infants and Children.
“If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have children up to 5 years old, come get your WIC,” said Grady County Health Department Nurse Manager Peggy Connell. “Walk-ins will be welcome, and no appointments are necessary. We will have staff on hand to help enroll you in the program. It should be a fast and smooth process if you bring the documentation we need.”
Connell said on Terrific WIC Tuesday, patients should bring current information (no more than two months old). The information required includes:
·    Driver’s license;
·    Social Security card;
·    Immunization record;
·    Birth Certificate.
In addition, she said parents should bring proof of household income, such as a Medicaid card, paycheck stub, a letter from an employer or an unemployment notice.
“A proof of street address is also needed,” Connell said. “It can be an electric bill, rent or mortgage receipt or a cable TV or phone bill.”
Georgia WIC is the nation’s fifth largest special supplemental nutrition program for Woman, Infants and Children. Its goal is to keep breastfeeding women and children under 5 healthy. However, men who meet income qualifications who have children under 5 may enroll their children to receive benefits.
For more information, contact the Grady County Health Department at 229-377-2992, or stop by, at 1030 Fourth St., SE, Cairo.

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