ATLANTA – The Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) have teamed up to make Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) benefits more easily accessible. The implementation of the new electronic system, GA-WIC, is underway and it will allow recipients to obtain a loadable benefit card in replace of the paper vouchers, making shopping for nutritional needs smooth and faster.
The new eWIC cards work similar to a debit card and may be used at all WIC approved locations to purchase items that are on the WIC approved food list. Recipients will be given their loadable benefit cards at their next appointment after October 23, 2022. We highly encourage participants to continue using the paper WIC vouchers until the loadable eWIC card is received.
The well-being of pregnant women, mothers, infants, and children is an important priority to the Fulton County Board of Health. Georgia WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, referrals, and nutritional supplements to thousands of income-eligible families throughout Georgia. Income-eligible families include pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. Custodial/single fathers, legal guardians, and foster parents of an infant or child can also receive WIC benefits for the eligible infant or child.
For more information about WIC, including eWIC resources, please call 404-612-3942 or visit our website, https://fultoncountyboh.com/services/womens-health/wic/. Applicants interested in applying for the WIC Program can apply online at www.gateway.ga.gov.
The Fulton County Board of Health provides a variety of services that help protect residents from health threats, increase access to health services to improve health outcomes, and provide information that assists Fulton County citizens in living healthier lives. For more information on the Fulton County Board of Health, visit http://www.fultoncountyboh.com.