Downtown WIC Clinic moving, new clinic opens today, November 23 at Warner Center

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The Health Department announced today that its Downtown WIC Clinic will be moving to a new location later this month.

The new address is 332 Fifth Avenue, Warner Center 5th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Current Downtown WIC participants will begin to use this new location beginning on November 23, 2020. The current location will physically close on November 20, 2020 but staff will still have the ability to conduct telephone appointments with participants.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all WIC appointments are being conducted over the telephone. If a participant at the downtown clinic needs to load their benefits in person while the office is moving, please call for instructions.

The phone number and fax number for the new Downtown WIC clinic location will remain the same, 412-350-7240 (phone) and 421-350-6184 (fax) and will remain operational during the move.

The Allegheny County WIC Program also has eight (8) other locations:

1. Clairton Health Center, 559 Miller Avenue, Clairton, PA 15025
2. Sto-Rox Family Health Center, 710 Thompson Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
3. Springdale WIC Office, 830 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale, PA 15144
4. UPMC South Pittsburgh Health Center, 1630 Arlington Avenue, Mt. Oliver, PA 15210
5. Westinghouse Valley Human Services Center, 519 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145
6. Wander Building, 339 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132
7. Noblestown WIC Office, 2121 Noblestown Road, Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
8. Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Avenue, Suite 204A, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

WIC is a federally funded program for pregnant women, postpartum and breastfeeding mothers, infants and children under the age of five. Eligibility is based on income and nutritional risk.

Participants receive nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and the new PA eWIC Card, which is redeemable at participating grocery stores. The eWIC Card can be used to purchase infant formula, infant cereal, jarred baby foods, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, juice, cereal, peanut butter, whole grains, including bread, tortillas, oatmeal, rice and pasta, soy beverage, tofu, dry or canned beans, canned chunk light tuna, pink salmon or sardines, and fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables including organic varieties.

The WIC program is accepting new WIC participants, you can complete a pre-application by visiting: www.pawic.com. To change your WIC appointment location or to ask any questions, please call WIC at 412-350-5801 option 2.

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
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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