Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: WIC offices are open Monday to Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except where extended hours are noted

703-246-2411
TTY 711

10777 Main St.
Fairfax, VA 22030

Heather Yutzy,
WIC Coordinator

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

All WIC services will be provided by phone.
Please see below for specific site information. If no alternative phone number is provided, WIC clients can continue to call their preferred office site for assistance and to schedule phone appointments. If you reach a voice mailbox, please leave a message and someone will return your call.

Baby Formula Updates

Formula Shortage

The Virginia WIC Program continues to navigate through the issues related to the nationwide infant formula shortage.

If you are having a difficult time finding your regular contract formula, you may temporarily substitute one of the formulas found on this list. For more information about what participants can do please visit: the Virginia WIC Program page.

Do not dilute infant formula and/or make homemade infant formula. It can be dangerous for your baby. Answers to common questions about this are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Recall: FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Powdered Infant Formula

The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powder infant formulas if the first two digits of the code are 22-37; and the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2; and the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.There is a recall of potentially affected products, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered formulas manufactured in its Sturgis, Michigan facility. 

Do not use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if the:

  • first two digits of the code are 22 through 37; and 
  • code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and 
  • expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

The recall now also includes Similac PM 60/40 with a lot code 27032K80 (can) / 27032K800 (case). 

To see if your powdered formula is part of the recall, visit this website or call Abbott Customer Service at 1-800-986-8540.

If your infant formula is affected by the recall, do not use it! WIC participants can exchange or return the recalled formula at the store it was purchased. If you are having a difficult time finding your regular contract formula, you may temporarily substitute one of the formulas found on this list. Always try to find your regular Similac product first.

Do not dilute infant formula and/or make homemade infant formula. It can be dangerous for your baby. Learn more about this. 

For more information, see: FDA InvestigationFDA News Release and VDH News Release.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call our call center at
202-519-4951, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. 

 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) aims to improve the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under five years of age. Participants must meet categorical, income, residential and nutrition risk eligibility requirements.

WIC program services include:

  • Supplemental nutritious food.
  • Nutrition counseling and education.
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support.
    • Breastfeeding promotion and support is provided by the WIC Program through assistance and education, peer counselors, classes, and supplies and equipment (such as pumps).
  • Information and referrals to health care and social services.

WIC Locations

All Virginia WIC services are being delivered by phone at this time instead of the usual in-person appointments. The Fairfax County Health Department is currently providing services by phone from a limited number of WIC sites. 

Please call one of the sites listed below for an appointment or assistance. Voice mail messages will be returned by WIC staff as soon as possible.

WIC offices are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

TTY for all sites: 711


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Annandale District Office
Also serving Joseph Willard Center Participants
Phone:703-237-6078
7611 Little River Turnpike,  
Suite 301E (East Wing)
Annandale, VA 22003

 

Mount Vernon Office
Also serving Fort Belvoir Participants
Phone: 703-704-6196
8350 Richmond Highway
Suite 233
Alexandria VA 22309-2344

 

Herndon/Reston Office
Also serving HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, Sully and Centreville Participants
Phone: 703-481-4099
1850 Cameron Glen Drive
Suite 100
Reston, VA 20190-3313

Inova Cares Clinic for Women
Phone: 703-531-3014
6400 Arlington Boulevard
Suite 110
Falls Church, VA 22042

 

Springfield Office
Cary Building, First floor
8136 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield VA 22152-1850
Please call 703-569-1031 for assistance.

Temporary Increase of Fruit & Vegetable Benefits

The dollar amount for WIC participants to use on fruits and vegetables have increased temporarily! This increase in benefits is through September 2022.

WIC participants: check your balance by calling 1-877-677-5963 before shopping.

Find out more

Update for Providers!

See updates and FAQs related to the Virginia WIC Request for Special Prescription,
WIC-395 Form, from the Virginia Department of Health. 

Eligibility

Categorical

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding up to one year after delivery, or non-breastfeeding postpartum women up to 6 months after delivery or end of pregnancy.
  • Infants and children up to five years.

Residential

  • Resident of Virginia.

Income

Nutrition Risk

  • An assessment will be done at the WIC clinic that will involve questions about diet and checking height, weight, and iron level.

How to Apply

  • Contact one of the nine Fairfax County WIC offices for more information and to schedule an appointment.
  • See if you may be eligible and request an appointment at the clinic most convenient for you.

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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