About WIC

  • WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
  • WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.
  • View this short video and learn how your family can benefit from WIC services.
  • Click here for contact and clinic info. 

Healthy Food

  • Fruits, vegetables, whole grains (including bread, pasta, rice, tortillas), juice, cereal, milk, peanut butter, beans, eggs, baby food, baby cereal, and formula.
  • Defiance County WIC participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Participants are given coupons worth $20 to buy vegetables, herbs, and fruits at the local farmers’ markets.  Click the link below for more information on Farmers Markets.

Nutrition Education

  • Nutrition education, health assessment and referrals to other health and community services are offered.
  • Participants receive shopping guidance, prenatal nutrition tips, kid-friendly recipes, and personalized nutrition counseling

Breastfeeding Support

  • Mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical reason not to. 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.
  • Defiance WIC employs trained staff and a Breastfeeding Peer Helper



WIC Eligibility

  • Eligibility is also determined by medical or nutritional risk. 
  • Applicants must also be a resident of Defiance county.
  • Income guidelines must be met. View the income chart below for more information.

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-Thursday: – 8:30 AM – 12:00 & 1:00 – 5:30pm
Friday – CLOSED

*New hours effective October 1, 2019*

Community Memorial Hospital
208 N. Columbus Street
Hicksville, OH 43526
Please Use Entrance 6. (The administration entrance)
1st Wednesday – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
*New hours effective October 1, 2019*

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


If you are scheduled for a certification, re-certification or health assessment appointment:

  • Do not come into the office
  • At the time of your appointment WIC staff will call you
  • WIC staff will gather information, complete a diet assessment & provide nutrition education over the phone
  • You will then be scheduled for another time to come in and load your card

If you are scheduled for a nutrition education appointment:

  • Please report to the office at your scheduled appointment time with your ID & WIC card

Call (419) 782-7770 with any questions

Have you downloaded WICShopper? Our staff is excited to connect participants with this helpful app. Learn more about the app by viewing the WICShopper tutorial videos below. 

Helpful Resources

*Effective 7/1/21*

Farmers Market Vouchers

Health Screenings


Carseat Program


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