DOH-Miami-Dade's WIC Program Continues Serving Families Remotely
April 03, 2020
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WIC PROGRAM CONTINUES SERVING FAMILIES REMOTELY
Miami, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County WIC Program continues providing services remotely. Participants of the WIC Program do not need to come into a WIC center to receive their benefits. Most services will be conducted by phone, email, mail or fax including eligibility determination, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, food package assignments, and EBT card issuance. Select number of clients may need to physically come into a WIC center if they have a specialized formula that needs to be directly provided to the client or if they are unable to send documents electronically.
The requirements to qualify for WIC remain the same. WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support to pregnant, recently postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age 5 who meet the income criteria and are at nutritional risk.
Pregnant women and families with children under 5 who are experiencing a loss of income due to the COVID-19 crisis are encouraged to apply for WIC. All benefits and services will be provided remotely. To apply, call the WIC appointment line at 786.336.1300. Due to a higher than normal call volume you may experience longer wait times. Our dedicated WIC staff are ready to help and serve the community.
For more information on the WIC Program and latest updates on our COVID-19 response, visit our webpage at www.miamidadewic.org.
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