Contact Information

Defiance County General Health District
Melinda Kuhlman, RD, LD – WIC Director
1300 East Second Street, Suite 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone:  (419) 782-7770
Fax:  (419) 783-4882

About Us:

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program of Defiance County is a federally funded program that provides nutrition education and supplemental food to low and moderate income pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants, and children under five years of age who are at nutritional risk.

“Welcome to WIC” Video– view the short video and learn how your family can benefit from WIC services.

Locations and Hours:

Call (419) 782-7770 to schedule your appointment today at the following locations:

Defiance County Health Department
1300 East Second Street, Suite 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Community Memorial Hospital
208 N. Columbus Street
Hicksville, OH 43526
Please Use Entrance 6. (The administration entrance)
1st and 3rd Wednesdays – 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

WIC Provides:

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, juice, cereal, rice, milk, peanut butter, beans, bread, eggs, baby food, baby cereal, and formula.  Nutrition education/ health assessment and referrals to other health and community services are offered.

WIC Breastfeeding Support
WIC mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical reason not to. All WIC staff are trained to promote breastfeeding and provide the necessary support new breastfeeding mothers and infants need for success. WIC State and local agencies are required by WIC Program regulations to create policies and procedures to ensure breastfeeding support and assistance is provided throughout the prenatal and postpartum period, particularly when the mother is most likely to need assistance.

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC Includes:

  • Anticipatory guidance, counseling, and breastfeeding educational materials
  • A greater quantity and variety of foods
  • Longer participation in the Program
  • Breastfeeding aids such as breast pumps, flanges, nursing pads, etc.
  • Trained staff and peer helper program

Support Group Information

Defiance County WIC Mommies meet every 2nd Friday of the month at 1:00 PM 
Defiance Regional Women’s Center meets every last Monday of the month at 7:00 PM
Please contact WIC for more information at (419) 782-7770.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding.

WIC Eligibility:

Eligibility is also determined by medical or nutritional risk.  Income guidelines must be met.  Applicants must also be a resident of Defiance county.

Guidelines effective July 1, 2017:

Family Size Annual ($) Monthly ($) Weekly ($)
1 $22,311 $1,860 $430
2 30,044 2,504 578
3 37,777 3,149 727
4 45,510 3,793 876
5 53,243 4,437 1,024
6 60,976 5,082 1,173
7 68,709 5,726 1,322
8 76,442 6,371 1,471