WIC

Hamilton Health Center Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

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Hamilton Health Center’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Center & Office in Harrisburg
WIC provides healthy food and a whole lot more!

WIC Offers Families:

• Nutrition education/tips
• Healthy foods at no costs
• Breastfeeding promotion and support
• Health and social service referrals
To find out the current WIC income guidelines go to www.pawic.com

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Hamilton Health Center offers WIC services in the greater Harrisburg area.

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The WIC Program has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States. PA WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Common Questions Asked About WIC

How to apply for WIC in PA?

Read all of the information below to learn more about applying for WIC in PA. To fill out a pre-application go to https://www.pawic.com/OnlineApplication.aspx

What are the requirements for WIC in Harrisburg PA?

You Must:

What are the income guidelines for WIC in Pennsylvania?

What paperwork do I need for WIC in PA?

For the first appointment and all recertification appointments, you will need to bring:

Call your local WIC office if you have questions about what to bring.

How to qualify for WIC in Pennsylvania?

To qualify for WIC, a participant must be a Pennsylvania resident, be either a pregnant woman, breastfeeding woman up to 1 year, a woman up to 6 months post-partum, or an infant or child under the age of 5, including foster children. You must also meet the WIC income guidelines and bring all of the required documentation to your certification appointment.

How much money do you get for WIC in Harrisburg PA?

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition program offering participants a monthly food package containing a variety of healthy foods. No cash value is assigned but rather a personalized food package containing foods that can be purchased at qualifying grocery stores using an eWIC card. The specific brands and products are found in the WIC food list. The average value of a monthly WIC Food package is $65.00 for women, $105.00 for infants and $50.00 for children.

What foods are WIC approved in PA?

WIC provides specific foods to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure good health and development. Food packages typically include iron-fortified infant cereal, milk, cheese, eggs, whole grains, peanut butter, beans, fruits, vegetables, and juice, which can be found in the WIC Food List and Shopping Guide.

Can you buy diapers with WIC?

No, WIC does not supply diapers. However, WIC does offer referrals to other local community agencies and programs that may offer assistance with diapers and other infant supplies.

What cereals can you get with WIC?

WIC provides iron-fortified cereals, some being whole grain, as well as infant cereals at 6 months of age. The specific brands and products can be found in the WIC food list.

How many cans of baby formula do you get on WIC?

WIC encourages mothers to breastfeed their infants if possible; however, WIC will provide infant formula to mothers who are unable to breastfeed. WIC is a supplemental program that does not provide all of the formula your baby will need in a month.  The amount of formula received will depend on the detailed food package prescribed by a Nutritionist.  For a standard infant formula, an infant may receive a monthly maximum of 9 cans from 0-3 months, 10 cans from 4-6months and 7 cans from 6-11 months.

Can you sign up for WIC online in Pennsylvania?

Yes, you can apply for WIC online by completing a pre-application at: https://wic.health.pa.gov/pawic/OnlineApplication.aspx Your application will be sent to the local WIC office and a staff member will contact you to answer questions and schedule you an appointment.

Can you get WIC as a single father in PA?

Yes, a single father may receive WIC benefits for his children under the age of 5, but not for himself. Contact your local WIC office to schedule an appointment.

How often do you get WIC checks in PA?

WIC vouchers are issued to each participant at their WIC appointments for typically 3 months at a time. Appointments are needed every 3 months to follow-up on participant’s health and nutrition, and to issue new sets of WIC vouchers.

What assistance does WIC provide in Harrisburg Pennsylvania?

The WIC program provides eligible pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age 5 with nutrition information, breastfeeding support, health screenings, healthy foods and referrals.

Our WIC Satellite Clinics

Hamilton Health Center, Inc.

110 S 17th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717-230-3979

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Foose-School Based Clinic

1301 Sycamore Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717-236-3656

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Downey Elementary School WIC Clinic

1313 Monroe St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103-1106
Phone: 717-703-4331

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Middletown Clinic – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

121 N Spring St.
Middletown, PA 17057-1424
Phone: 717-836-6067

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Elizabethville WIC Program

45 South Market St.
Elizabethville, PA 17023

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm

Phone: 717-362-6760

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Grantville Satellite Clinic – Faith United Church of Christ

117 N. Faith Road
Grantville, PA 17028
Phone: 717-230-3979

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