Alachua County Health Department Expands Access to WIC Services

Press release from Alachua County

Leveraging the extended hours support provided by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, the DOH-Alachua is expanding Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) services to Wednesday evenings, beginning January 12, 2022.

“In addition to services provided during regular business hours five days per week, our staff are pleased to be able to improve access to vital educational and nutritional services to our pregnant, new mothers, and children under the age of five on Wednesday evenings,” stated Paul Myers, Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County.

Existing clients wanting to make an appointment, and new clients seeking eligibility criteria, are asked to contact the Alachua County Health Department WIC Program at 352-225-4343 or toll-free at 800-494-2543. Additional information on eligibility can be found at FloridaWIC.org and SignUpWIC.com.

WIC is a nutrition program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have recently been pregnant, infants, and children under five. WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding, and referrals to healthcare, immunizations, and community services at no cost.