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WIC - Women, Infants & Children 

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a federal nutrition program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, women who have recently been pregnant, infants, and children under five years of age who meet certain eligibility requirements (including income level).

Eligible program participants receive:

WIC Locations and Hours (no appointment required):

  • William L. Little Health & Human Services Center (downtown Sarasota)
    Room 167
    2200 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota FL  34237
    (941) 861-2929
    Walk-in Hours:  Mon - Thurs: 8 - 11 a.m., 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    (Other times by appointment.)

PLEASE NOTE:  The South County WIC office will be closed July 30 - Aug 1 to move to its new location.

  • THROUGH JULY 29, 2014:
    South County Health Center (Venice) -
    19503 S West Villages Pkwy, North Port, FL  34293

    North Port Family Service Center
    Suite 4 - Second Floor
    6919 Outreach Way, North Port FL  34287

    (941) 861-3336
    Walk-in Hours:  Mon - Thurs: 8 - 11 a.m., 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    (Other times by appointment.)

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Did you know these things about the Sarasota County WIC Program?
[Updated april 2014]

  • All WIC services are available on a walk in basis (no appointment required) Monday through Thursday.
  • Walk-in hours are 8:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
  • Appointments are available for those who need them.
  • A family of 4 earning $3,631 or less per month would meet the WIC income requirements.
  • Women are not required to show proof of pregnancy to receive WIC benefits.
  • Women who have had pregnancy losses are still eligible to receive WIC benefits for up to 6 months after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available to provide breastfeeding support to WIC clients.
  • WIC has hospital grade electric breast pumps that can be loaned to WIC mothers who have infants in the NICU. We also have single user electric breast pumps we can give to full time working mothers or students who are fully breastfeeding rather than receiving formula from WIC. Breast pumps are issued only during regular walk in hours or by scheduled appointment.
  • WIC helps families buy fruits and vegetables, as well as other healthy foods.
  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  • More information about the WIC program is available at or you may call the local WIC offices using the contact information above.

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