CAN YOU, OR SHOULD YOU, KEEP YOUR SCHEDULED WIC APPOINTMENT DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?
Community Progress Council remains committed to providing WIC clients and their families a healthy environment. We also understand the importance that our programs have to our clients. WIC will do its best during this time to address the needs of our clients.
CPC is putting these measures in place to ensure the health and safety of all clients through social distancing, reduce waiting time, and handle more appointments and transactions remotely.
During this time, WIC’s operations will be limited to its York City clinic only. For others who are asked to keep or reschedule appointments and normally visit other locations throughout York County, the York clinic is located at 130 West Market Street, York.
Please read through the following situations, and follow the instructions whether to keep your appointment or wait to hear from WIC staff first:
▪ If you were asked to come back to WIC and bring your ID and eWIC card for a follow-up appointment to have benefits loaded – you may keep your scheduled appointment.
▪ If you were asked to come back to WIC and bring your ID, eWIC card, and child to complete a height and weight check for the child – you may keep your scheduled appointment. Out of an abundance of caution, you should not bring your child into the WIC clinic unless absolutely necessary.
▪ If you were asked to come back to WIC and bring your household income – you must speak with WIC staff first. Do not come into the WIC clinic. WIC staff will contact you in the near future to complete your appointment over the phone and you will be given a date and time to come into the clinic to have your benefits loaded.
▪ If you are a new participant – you will be called to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
▪ If you need your food package adjusted or have a formula change – you must contact the WIC office and speak to WIC staff. Leave a message if no one answers your call. Please do not walk into the WIC office to tell us you have a formula change or you need a food package change. WIC staff will contact you to make the changes over the phone and give you a date and time to come into the WIC office.
▪ If you are in need of breastfeeding support or have questions related to nutrition education – please call 717-843-7942 and dial extension 113. Make sure you leave a message if no one answers the phone.
If you are instructed to call the WIC office, please leave a message if no one answers your call. We will return your call as soon as we can.
The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as WIC, provides supplemental food and nutrition education for pregnant and breastfeeding women, mothers who have given birth within the past six months and children up to 5 years old.
WIC is now offering its families a new way to shop for WIC food benefits using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (eWIC) card. With the eWIC card, shopping will be quick, easy and convenient for WIC families and grocery stores. WIC participants will save time at the checkout and can buy WIC foods in as many shopping trips as they need throughout the month.
In addition to the eWIC card, participants will have access to a new WICShopper Smart Phone App allowing them to scan a food’s bar code to determine if it is a WIC-allowed food.