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Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: November 7, 2017
DHSS-11-2017





DPH ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF MIDDLETOWN WIC OFFICES NOV. 14, 2017


MIDDLETOWN, DE (Nov. 7, 2017) - The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the closure of its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program office located at the Westside Family Health Center in Middletown. The WIC office must close because Westside Family Health announced that it is closing its Middletown center as of Nov. 28, 2017. However, the last day for WIC services at that location will be Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017.

The DPH WIC program in Middletown serves approximately 350 clients. A letter informing clients of the upcoming site closure is being mailed this week. Anyone with an appointment scheduled after Nov. 14, 2017, will be seen at the Hudson State Service Center, 501 Ogletown Road, Newark, on the same date and time.

DPH staff have been providing WIC services at the Westside Family Health facility for the last three years, and is committed to working with clients to reduce any potential service disruptions. Clients who have questions, or wish to move their appointment to another WIC site, may call 302-283-7540 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or speech-disabled can call the DPH phone number above by using TTY services. Dial 7-1-1 or 800-232-5460 to type your conversation to a relay operator, who reads your conversation to a hearing person at DPH. The relay operator types the hearing person's spoken words back to the TTY user. To learn more about TTY availability in Delaware, visit http://delawarerelay.com.

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. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, and drink almost no sugary beverages.



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.





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