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WIC OVERVIEW

 

To find out if you may be eligible for the WIC program, contact us at 606-878-7754.

 

What is WIC?

WIC is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behavior in low income women who are pregnant or has given birth to an infant 6 months old or less, and infant and children from birth to 5 years of age who need nutritional support.

 

WIC is a federally funded program, provided by the USDA, and not only provides supplemental nutritious foods, but also offers a health care aspect. 

WIC participants are provided nutrition education and services; breastfeeding promotion and education; and access to other educational materials for prenatal and pediatric health-care services.

 

For more information on the Kentucky WIC Program, visit the following link:
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/ns/wic.htm

 

Kentucky WIC Approved Foods

 

*The below Approved Food Listing has been extended through 9/30/2018.

Kentucky WIC Approved Food List

 

 

WIC MOBILE

WIC Mobile is an online application that allows Kentucky WIC Participants the ability to find retailers near them and obtain a current balance of benefits on their WIC EBT Card.

 

You can access the online application at this weblink: http://www.kywic.com

The features of this online application include:

  • Store Locator: will search 20 of the closest vendors within your zip code that accepts WIC.
  • Balance Inquiry: provides a list of available food benefits. The participant will log in with their information (eWIC card #, zip code and DOB in the following format: MMDDYY)

Review the following screenshots for assistance with using the WIC Mobile Online Application:

WIC Mobile 2

 

Click LOGIN to access your account details. The following screen will display:

 

NEW WIC APP AVAILABLE FOR WIC PARTICIPANTS:WIC Mobile Screenshot

ebt shopper app'

 

WIC Vendor Information

Laurel County WIC Vendors
(List Revised 10/1/14)

 

EC Porter Store

714 East 4th Street, London, Ky 40744

606-864-5145

 

Kroger L-331

1805 N. Main Street, London, Ky 40741

606-864-4311

 

Kroger L-409

1732 W Hwy 192, London, Ky 40741

606-878-1254

 

Lakeside Market

625 Flatwood Road, Corbin, Ky 40701

606-526-0061

 

Lily Shop-N-Cart

420 E. Hwy 552, Lily, Ky 40740

606-878-0854

 

Save-U-More

1812 N. Main Street, London, Ky 40741

606-878-6254

 

Save-A-Lot #76

825 S. Laurel Road, London, Ky 40744

606-864-3882

 

Thompson Drug South

(Formula Only)

975A S. Laurel Road, London, Ky 40741

 

Walmart 1113

1851 W. Hwy 192, London, Ky 40741

606-878-6119

 

Walmart 1259

60 S. Stewart Road, Corbin, Ky 40701

606-523-1770

 

Walgreens

(Formula Only)

1775 Hwy 192 W, London, Ky 40741

606-877-2727

 

Interested In Becoming A WIC Vendor:

Kentucky WIC Vendor Information: Click here for more information about becoming a WIC Vendor

ONLINE NUTRITION EDUCATION

Online nutrition education is available for Laurel County Health Department WIC Participants. WIC participants must meet specific criteria to qualify for online nutrition education.

 

The health professional (nurse or nutritionist) will determine the WIC participant's eligilibity for online nutrition education during the certification visit and will offer the opportunity for online nutrition education at that time. If the WIC participant does not qualify for online nutrition education, the health professional will not offer the opportunity.

 

If you have been informed by the health department staff that you are eligible to complete your WIC Nutrition Education Follow-up Visit using the Online Nutrition Education Program, you may access the website by clicking the following link:

www.wichealth.org

 

To download and view the instructional flyer for wichealth.org,

Online Nutrition Education Instructional Flyer

You must know your Household Number to access the online system. If you have not been told by a health department employee that you qualify for online nutrition education, you must come to the health department clinic for your WIC visit, even if you have completed an online nutrition lesson.

 

If you are not sure or can not remember if you were told that you qualify for Online Nutrition Education, please contact our office at 606-878-7754 to verify your eligibility.

 

WIC is an equal opportunity program. Persons who believe they have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability should write to the Secretary of Agriculture, USDA, Washington D.C. 20250

 

WIC FARMER'S MARKET PROGRAM

 

Laurel County will be participating in the WIC Farmer's Market Program for the first time in 2017. Eligible WIC participants can receive WIC vouchers for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables at the London-Laurel County Farmer's Market. Vouchers are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Voucher distribution will be July 1st, 2017 at the Farmer's Market located at the corner of Main Street and Whitley Street in London.

 

For more information, please see the below flyer and informational letter. Additional questions should be directed to Laurel County Health Department 606-878-7754.

 

Laurel County WIC Farmer's Market Program

 

Laurel County WIC Farmer's Market Participant Letter

 

Printable WIC Farmer's Market Flyer 2017

 

Printable WIC Farmer's Market Participant Letter