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WIC Information for Healthcare Partners

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Let’s work together!

Why WIC?

  • Our staff is made up of nutrition experts and lactation counselors who can educate your patients to make healthy choices.
  • We give your patients free, wholesome food, breastfeeding support, and formula, if needed.
  • We check up on the health of your patients and their children every 3 months- supporting them between doctor’s appointments.
  • We make referrals to resources outside of WIC like dentists, pediatricians, immunization services, substance abuse counselors, domestic abuse counseling and social services.

Who can use WIC?

Mother and Daughter. Caption: We Help Moms Rule

  • WIC is for income-eligible prenatal women, postpartum women (up to 1 year) and children up to age 5.
  • If your patient has TennCare, SNAP or TANF, they automatically qualify.
  • Our income requirements are very inclusive; we serve over half of all infants born in the US.

Income eligibility

Want to refer a patient?

Within the Nashville area there are: 4 WIC clinics, a WIC Mobile Clinic that visits more than 15 community sites, and a bedside hospital program serving labor and delivery floors in 4 hospitals: St. Thomas Midtown, Centennial, Vanderbilt, and General.

Want to prescribe a specialized formula?

  1. Select a formula we offer.
  2. Fill out a Therapeutic Formula Request form. Formula request form
  3. Either provide it to the patient or fax it directly to their clinic of choice.

Want to connect with the WIC Clinical Care Liaison?

Need WIC materials in your office? Want to schedule a WIC 101 presentation for a staff meeting? Would you like a WIC representative at an outreach event? Have general questions about WIC? Contact the WIC Clinical Care Liaison!

Kyra Hood
Kyra.hood@nashville.gov
615-340-8626