WIC

Women, Infants, and Children

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a supplemental nutrition program for families that can provide nutrition information, breastfeeding support, and referrals to helpful health and social services. WIC is for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children up to the age of five.  

Each month Adagio Health’s WIC program serves approximately 9,000 clients in five counties. Pennsylvania WIC is funded by USDA. USDA is an equal opportunity provider.
 
To find the nearest Adagio Health WIC office or satellite location, call 1-866-WIC-APPT (1-866-942-2778) or contact Adagio Health.
 

Adagio Health is the fourth largest WIC provider in Pennsylvania, serving the residents of Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, and Lawrence counties.

WIC provides nutritious supplemental food packages for those who meet the current USDA eligibility guidelines. In addition, staff members provide nutrition counseling to clients and referrals for health care and other social services.

WIC services are intended for:
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women who have given birth within the last 6 months
  • Women who are breastfeeding an infant under 12 months of age
  • Infants and children up to five years of age who:
Adagio Health strives to support new breastfeeding mothers. Adagio Health Peer Counselors provide one-on-one support and educational materials at WIC appointments to pregnant women and new mothers. Peer counselors help new breastfeeding moms learn the basics of breastfeeding including how to get started and what to expect at the hospital after delivery. 

Breast milk from a healthy mother can supply all the nutrients her baby needs for at least the first six months of life. In addition, breastfeeding has a host of benefits for both mother and baby. Babies who receive breast milk have less diarrhea and fewer illnesses in the first year of life. 

Mothers who breastfeed return to their pre-pregnancy weight sooner and have a later return of menstruation. They also may be protected against breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Breast pumps are available to WIC breastfeeding mothers when medical insurance does not provide one. 
Already on WIC and need breastfeeding help after hours?  

Adagio Health Peer Counselors are also available Monday through Friday 8am – 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am – 1pm by calling the PA WIC Breastfeeding Warmline. 
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442
Email: program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.