About Us

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.

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

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 Include

  • 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

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

Farmer’s Market Vouchers

Each year Defiance County WIC participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Participants four months and older are given coupons worth $20 to buy vegetables, herbs, and fruits at the local farmers’ markets. For more information please call (419) 782-7770.  Click the link below for more information on Farmers Markets.

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.

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 – 5:00pm
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 – WIC Director
1300 East Second Street, Suite 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone:  (419) 782-7770
Fax:  (419) 783-4882

Helpful Resources


Guidelines effective July 2020:

Farmers Market Vouchers

Health Screenings


Carseat Program


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