Cobb & Douglas Public Health WIC, a GA WIC provider, is open for all services at the following five locations: Acworth, Douglasville, Marietta, South Cobb and Smyrna. Please call our phone center (770-514-2389) for an appointment, to apply for services, or to return for eligible services.
All clients are seen by appointment only. Call the CDPH WIC Call Center at 770-514-2389 for an appointment or visit the Georgia Gateway Customer Portal and someone will contact you.
There is some paperwork to be completed when you come to the WIC office.
For Online Nutrition Classes, visit: http://www.gawiconline.org/. Complete one lesson for credit. Instructions on how to complete a lesson. Print the certificate and return to your clinic.
Georgia’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (GA WIC) is currently the fifth largest program in the United States. Our district provides service to about six percent of Georgia’s WIC programs through three clinics. Marietta WIC is one of the three largest WIC clinics ,of over 200 WIC clinics, in Georgia. GA WIC sees pregnant women, breastfeeding women until their infants’ 1st birthday, postpartum women until their infants’ 6 month birthday, and infants and children up to 5 years of age.
Georgia WIC is a nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children who have nutritional needs and are income eligible. Eligible program enrollees receive:
- Nutrition assessment
- Nutrition education
- Vouchers for healthy foods
- Support for breastfeeding moms
- Referral to other health and social services
You may qualify for GA WIC if you:
- are pregnant, just had a baby, are breastfeeding a baby, or have small children under age 5
- have a moderately low family income, even if you work; and
- have a documented nutrition-related medical need:
- and live in the State of Georgia
If you qualify, all GA WIC services are FREE.
GA WIC Nutritional Assessment & Certification
- Determines program eligibility based on income and nutritional risk assessment.
- Nutrition education and counseling for nutrition risk
- Referrals to other services that are impacting the nutritional status of the participant
- Provides food vouchers to eligible clients that can be redeemed in grocery stores throughout Georgia
- Clients must provide proof of indentification, proof of address in the state of Georgia, proof of income.
- Income level has to be less than or equal to 185% of poverty level; if you are on Medicaid you are considered to be income eligible.
- Nutrition education on healthy foods and lifestyle modifications for a healthy body
- Basic education about physical activity guidelines
- Basic education about substitutes for screen time
- Dental care
- Breastfeeding classes – benefits of breastfeeding, risks of breast milk substitute use, preparation for breastfeeding success, latch, etc.
- Visit our Calendar of Events to find out when classes are held. Each month will have a different topic. Topics can be viewed here.
- Nutrition assessment and counseling with a Registered Dietitian for high risk nutrition conditions.
- One-on-one consultations with a Loving Support Certified Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. By appointment these support professionals are available after hours as well. Call-in support daily from 8 AM – 5 PM.
- Provide education and breastfeeding support to eligible women in group and individual environments in the clinic.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Specialist- Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for follow-up after discharge from the hospital.
- Breast pumps are available to Cobb & Douglas WIC participants based upon need and availability.
GA WIC Foods include:
- Whole Grains
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Peanut Butter
- Milk (Cow, lactose-free, or Goat)
- Baby Foods
WIC Approved Foods List (Georgia)
Other foods are available by prescription. Please talk to your GA WIC Competent Professional Authority in the clinic. Only foods written on the vouchers can be purchased with a GA WIC voucher. Breast Milk Substitutes may be provided after an assessment with a GA WIC Competent Professional Authority.
Food and Nutrition Service USDA
WIC Income Guidelines
WIC Nondiscrimination Statement – English
Aviso de No Discriminación