DHSS Press Release
|Date: February 11, 2013
|Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
DE PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FOUR WIC SITES
The Division of Public Health (DPH) announces the temporary closure of the West End, Northeast, Middletown, and Claymont Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office locations from Feb. 18-22, 2013. The WIC Program is implementing a new data system called Delaware WOW (WIC on the Web) to better serve participants. The implementation will impact the program and temporarily WIC will not be able to provide services at these four locations:
- The West End Neighborhood House in Wilmington
- The Northeast State Service Center in Wilmington
- The Claymont Community Center in Claymont
- The Middletown Health Unit in Middletown
- West End Neighborhood House and Northeast State Service Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
- Claymont Community Center will be open 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. on Monday and from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
- Middletown Health Unit will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
These WIC clinics will re-open on Feb. 25, 2013 for regular business hours utilizing the new data system.
WIC is working hard to ensure a smooth implementation of the data system, to avoid disrupting client services, and alert WIC participants to the closure. In addition, WIC peer counselors are conducting special outreach to participants with expected delivery dates during this period to promote breastfeeding and assure understanding of limited service availability during system transition.
For further information on the transition or temporary closing of sites, call WIC toll free 1-800-222-2189. DPH WIC looks forward to another exciting project that will improve the efficiency of staff and provide excellent customer service to 21,000 plus WIC participants.
Note: During this time all other WIC clinics in Delaware will be open for business.
Like to learn more about Delaware WIC? Visit www.delaware.gov and enter "WIC" in the search field.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.