WIC Services in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties

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WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC provides access to healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and other community programs. You can trust WIC to be your family's nutrition expert during critical periods of growth and development, like pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.

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Over half of the new babies and 40% of pregnant women in Vermont benefit from WIC.

Have questions? Give the St. Albans distict office, which serves Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, a call at 802-524-7970, send us an email to AHS.VDHOLHStAlbans@vermont.gov, or stop by our office.

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Pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age five can be eligible for WIC. Give us a call to find out if you are eligible. Have Vermont Medicaid? You are eligible!

There are many ways to apply for WIC. Choose the option that works best for you and your family:

  • Call the St. Albans district office at 802-524-7970 or email us at AHS.VDHOLHStAlbans@vermont.gov.
  • Stop by our office at 27 Federal Street in St. Albans. We are on the second floor of the State Office Building.

Learn more about WIC or to apply

WIC Clinics

We offer a variety of dates and times for WIC Clinics, including evening hours and same day scheduling. We also host WIC Clinics at a variety of locations:

WIC Clinic Locations

St. Albans Local Health Office
27 Federal Street, Suite 201
St. Albans, VT
Clinics are held at various times. Call 802-524-7970 for an appointment.

Champlain Islands Health Center 
564 Route 2,
South Hero, VT
Mar, June, Sept, Dec
1st Friday of the month
Schedule may vary – please call 802-524-7970 to confirm

Swanton Head Start
31 Church Street
Swanton, VT
2nd Thursday, alternate months – Jan, March, May, Sept, Nov (none in July)
Schedule may vary – please call 802-524-7970 to confirm

NOTCH Partnering Project
Richford Health Center
52 Main Street
Richford, VT
Fourth Wednesday of each month
Schedule may vary – please call 802-524-7970 to confirm.

Alburgh Village Office
1 North Main Street
Alburgh, VT 05440
Second Thursday of the month – Jan, April, July, Oct
Schedule may vary – please call 802-524-7970 to confirm.

Enosburgh Public Library
241 Main Street
Enosburg Falls, VT
Third Thursday of each month from 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Schedule may vary – please call 802-524-7970 to confirm

Fairfax Library
75 Hunt St,
Fairfax, VT
2nd Thursday quarterly – Feb, May, Aug & Nov.

Schedule may vary – please call 802-524-7970 to confirm

eWIC Approved Stores in Our Area

Food City - St. Albans
Hannaford - Enosburg
Hannaford - St. Albans
Hannaford - Swanton
Keelers Bay Variety - South Hero
Price Chopper - Champlain (NY)
Price Chopper - St. Albans
Steeple Market - Fairfax
Vista Foods - Richford

WIC Benefits

Nutrition Education Opportunities
We offer a variety of learning opportunities to help you keep your family healthy. See our activity flyer: Dec-Feb_2019-2020 activity flyer.pdf  call 802-524-7970, or visit WICHealth.org to complete an online activity.
Healthy Foods

Buy your WIC foods at authorized grocers using your Vermont eWIC card. The card looks and works like a debit card. You can shop when it's convenient and choose from a wide variety of WIC-approved foods.

Breastfeeding Support 
  • Our staff includes peer counselors available to support pregnant and new mothers. The peer counselors are also WIC moms. The support is generally over the phone.
  • We provide an infant comfort station at community events, such as the Maple Festival, the Baby Expo, and Month of the Young Child. The station is staffed by an experienced WIC mom, and it provides mothers and babies a relaxed setting for breastfeeding.
  • We work with community partners to provide breastfeeding support groups. We consult with and support for employers working to be breastfeeding friendly. We work with childcare providers to help them support breastfeeding families.
  • We provide hand breast pumps for WIC moms, as well as electric pumps for WIC moms who are returning to school or work. We provide education about and support for pumping.
Dental Hygienist

Young children and pregnant women are at an increased risk for developing a variety of dental issues. Brushing twice a day, flossing, having a source of fluoride, receiving routine dental care, and consuming a diet free of extra sugar are just some of the ways that you can help avoid dental cavities and gum disease. Our dental hygienist can help connect you with a dental practice and can offer tips to help you achieve and maintain good oral health! To learn more, call 802-527-6159. 

Other Support for Families and Children

We pride ourselves in making sure families are connected with the resources in our community to help meet and maintain their goals. We connect WIC participants with a variety of resources on a variety of topics including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Affordable Housing
  • 3SquaresVT
  • Childcare / Preschool

Some community partners that we make referrals to include: