Wicomico County Health Department - WIC

Salisbury, MD
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108 E Main St
Salisbury, MD - 21801

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About Wicomico County Health Department - WIC

The Maryland WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children under the age 5. About WIC WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 35-year record of preventing children's health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC serves over 9.1 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide. In 2013, Maryland WIC served over 143,000 women, infants and children each month. Effects of WIC Participation on Pregnant Women Numerous studies have shown that pregnant women who participate in WIC have longer pregnancies leading to fewer premature births; have fewer low birth-weight babies; exp erience fewer fetal and infant deaths; seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy and consume more of such key nutrients as iron, protein, calcium and vitamin C. Effects of WIC Participation on Children Low-income children enrolled in the WIC Program have a lower prevalence of anemia than those who are not enrolled.  One study found that the anemia rate among children at the six-month WIC recertification visit was lower than the rate at the initial WIC screening, indicating the positive effect of WIC participation.  Other studies found that four and five-year-olds whose mothers participated in WIC during pregnancy had better vocabulary test scores than children whose mothers had not received WIC benefits. WIC is for you if... You live in Maryland and are a(n) Pregnant woman New mom (up to six months after delivery) Breastfeeding mom (up to one year after delivery) Infant Child under the age of five You meet the income guidelines listed below You have a nutritional need You Can... Have a job or be unemployed Own a home or live with friends or relatives Be married or single Be a father, mother, guardian, or grandparent and apply for benefits for an infant or child under the age of 5 Income Guidelines... Check the income guidelines to see if you qualify for WIC. If your family receives less than the amount listed, you may be eligible. Foster care, Medical Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance and Food Supplement Program clients are income eligible. Family Size Annual Income Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly 1 $22,311 $1,860 $930 $859 $430 2 $30,044 $2,504 $1,252 $1,156 $578 3 $37,777 $3,149 $1,575 $1,453 $727 4 $45,510 $3,793 $1,897 $1,751 $876 5 $53,243 $4,437 $2,219 $2,048 $1,024 6 $60,976 $5,082 $2,541 $2,346 $1,173 7 $68,709 $5,726 $2,863 $2,643 $1,322 8 $76,442 $6,371 $3,186 $2,941 $1,471 For each additional family member add +$7,733 +$645 +$323 +$293 +$149 *Gross income before taxes, effective April 24, 2017 Hours: 8am to 5pm

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