Our Public Health Clinic has new hours. All Public Health Clinic services remain by appointment only because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 859-288-2483 to make a same-day appointment.
WIC Services Continue Through COVID-19
As a public health precaution and our commitment to protecting the well-being of our participants from the spread of COVID-19, the Public Health WIC office will be offering services by phone. WIC offices continue to be closed to the public until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We will continue to work hard to provide you and your family the services you need to stay healthy.
Due to the high number of WIC applications, our response time may be more than 24 hours. We thank you for your patience. A WIC representative will contact you during regular office hours.
If you do NOT have an appointment or you MISSED an appointment: Please do not come to the health department; call 859-288-2483 to discuss your options.
If you have a SCHEDULED appointment: Please be available to complete your telehealth appointment and wait for a call from a WIC representative on the day of your scheduled appointment. In order to assist you safely and quickly, modified services will be provided.
If you are unable to find your WIC food item(s) while shopping, download and use the WIC Shopper App (Apple App store or Google Play store) to scan and confirm food options.
For more food assistance, please call United Way 211 to learn about other resources in Lexington and surrounding counties after hours. If you need immediate help with formula, The Nest Crisis Care program assists families by providing support for basic human needs and offers free resources and referrals. The Nest Crisis Care Coordinator can be reached by calling 859-259-1974 ext. 222. If you are in immediate need of diapers, baby wipes, formula, baby toiletries, general toiletries, etc. walk-ins are accepted at The Nest; please call them for hours. The Family Care Center provides emergency supplies (diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, household supplies/equipment) to families with young children. Families may contact the Family Care Center at 859-288-4040 or visit the center at 1135 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY 40504.
The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and healthy foods to:
- WOMEN who are pregnant, who are breastfeeding their babies, or who have given birth in the last six months
- INFANTS newborn to 12 months
- CHILDREN age 1-5 years
WIC Income Guidelines: Click here to learn about WIC Income Guidelines: 185% of Poverty, Effective May 5, 2022. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) WIC income guidelines for determining income eligibility for the WIC Program revised guidelines have been released. These new levels are effective immediately and will remain in effect until USDA releases new income guidelines.
Healthy foods you or your children may receive are: milk and cheese; infant formula; iron-rich cereals; eggs; dried beans or peanut butter. Healthy foods help children grow and develop normally. Good nutrition helps to protect your whole family against health problems. Nutrition Education gives you personal tips to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your and your family’s health. This includes information on:
- eating healthy during pregnancy
- learning about breastfeeding and getting started after baby is born
- healthy eating for mom after baby has been born
- when to start baby on foods besides breastmilk or formula
- smart grocery shopping
Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to receive a breastpump if returning to work or school. Click here to learn about our Breastfeeding Support Services.
WIC services are provided at 650 Newtown Pike. To make an appointment, call 859-288-2483 (for every WIC visit, you need to bring personal identification, proof of income — like a pay stub and your home address):
- Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike, (859) 288-2483
Hours of operation:
- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
- 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesday
- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday
- Friday: CLOSED
- What is WIC? Who is it for? [En Español]
- Be a Healthy Mom [Espanol]
- Let’s Moove: Mooving to lowfat/fat free milk
- TV Time: Helping WIC Families Make Better Choices [Espanol]
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Recommended Immunizations, Birth to Age 6
- Vacunas recomendadas para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de edad
USDA WIC Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) (updated July 28, 2022)
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. (Free Language Assistance & Other Aids and Services Available)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Free Language Assistance & Other Aids and Services Available