Health Dept. schedules “WIC Days”

 The Grady County Health Department aims to make it easier for eligible residents to begin receiving WIC benefits or to become recertified for WIC, the nutritional supplement program for women, infants and children, says Grady County Health Department Manager Peggy Connell, RN.
“The majority of our staff will be handling WIC services from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. on those days,” Connell said.
There will be three ways to access services on Dec. 1 and Dec. 16:
1. Call any time to make an appointment for one of those two days;
2. Call at 8 a.m. on either day for a same-day appointment;
3. Simply walk in for services on either day.
“WIC Days” are designed to make it easier for individuals who have had difficulty scheduling appointments or maintaining appointments and need more flexibility, explained health department officials.
“Our hope is that by being more flexible, the process will be more convenient and less stressful for potential participants,” Connell said. “Of course, you can call any day for a same-day appointment.”
WIC provides nutritional support and services for low-income families, particularly pregnant and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to 5 years old.
Candidates for WIC should bring the following documents:
· Identification for themselves and their child: Driver’s license, Social Security card, immunization record, birth certificate
· Proof of household income: Medicaid card, paycheck stub, letter from employer, unemployment notice
· Proof of street address: Electric bill, rent/mortgage receipt, cable TV or phone bill
“The proof of income and street address information must be no more than 30 days old,” Connell said. “If you have questions, we encourage you to contact us at 229-377-2992.”

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