As a physician or health care provider, your referral makes a difference.  By providing nutrient rich foods, nutrition assessments and education, breastfeeding education and support, and referrals to health care and community services, WIC hopes to achieve the following goals:

  • Decrease the complications of pregnancy
  • Prevent low birth weight babies
  • Decrease iron deficiency anemia
  • Promote and support breastfeeding
  • Promote optimum growth and development of infants and young children

Each WIC agency employs nutritionists who have completed a minimum of four years of education and training in dietetics or a related area at an accredited college or university.  WIC nutritionists are trained to provide the following:

  • Personalized nutrition education
  • Promote nutritious foods
  • Promote lifestyle habits for a healthy pregnancy, for young children and their families
  • Provide breastfeeding education and support
  • Provide education on parent/child feeding roles and safe and appropriate infant/child feeding practices

Referring your patients

It is easy to refer your patients to WIC.

Instruct your patient to contact the Delaware County WIC Appointment Call Center, (484) 471-3320.  Trained operators will connect your patient to the WIC office nearest their home.

WIC physician referral forms