Bessemer Health Center WIC Office in Bessemer Alabama

Address and phone number for Bessemer Health Center WIC Office, a WIC Office, at Arlington Avenue, Bessemer AL.

Bessemer Health Center WIC Office
2201 Arlington Avenue, Bessemer, Alabama, 35020

About the Bessemer Health Center WIC Office

The Bessemer Health Center WIC Office, located in Bessemer, AL, is a local branch administering the federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutritional program. Offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service agency, the WIC program provides food, nutrition education, and health care referrals to low-income families in Bessemer. The WIC Office promotes the health of women, infants, and children through its services.

You may contact the WIC Office for questions about:
  • Bessemer WIC program
  • WIC program eligibility
  • WIC program application and enrollment
  • WIC participants in Bessemer, AL
  • Reporting problems with WIC
Bessemer WIC Program

The WIC Office, also called a WIC Clinic, accepts and processes applications for WIC benefits. They also administer the program, ensuring that eligible women, infants, and children receive the nutritional benefits, educational resources, and health care assistance offered under the program. The WIC Office coordinates with the Alabama Department of Public Health to decrease food insecurity in Bessemer.

Applying for WIC in Bessemer

WIC eligibility is restricted to pregnant or postpartum women, infants, and young children. Applicants must also meet income restrictions to qualify for benefits, which are set at the Alabama state government level. WIC Offices accept applications for benefits and determine whether applicants meet the qualifications. In general, eligible women and children who receive SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, or other public assistance meet the income requirements for WIC benefits. The WIC Office determines whether applicants are at "nutrition risk" by conducting an assessment and administers WIC benefits for program recipients.

WIC Food Benefits

Eligible WIC recipients receive several types of food benefits. The program's nutritional assistance includes Food Packages designed to meet the nutritional needs of women and children in the recipient family, including pregnant and breastfeeding women. Jefferson County WIC recipients typically receive their benefits on an eWIC or EBT card. Recipients can also participate in the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which provides WIC recipients with coupons to use at farmers markets. Contact the WIC Office for questions about food benefits or to report a problem receiving food benefits.

WIC Education and Health Care Benefits

In addition to food benefits, WIC Offices also provide nutritional education benefits, such as consultations with nutritionists and health care professionals on dietary needs. The WIC Office also refers recipients to Jefferson County health care providers and offers meet-up groups for mothers and children. Recipients can also receive educational resources and support for breastfeeding.

Contact the Bessemer Health Center WIC Office

You may contact the Bessemer Health Center WIC Office by calling 205-497-9300, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Bessemer Health Center WIC Office, 2201 Arlington Avenue, Bessemer, Alabama, 35020.

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