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Eligibilty Requirements

Florida Department of Health in Gadsden County

Family planning:

The Florida Department of Health in Gadsden County determines eligibility for women of child-bearing age who are interested in birth control methods. Clients may be eligible for a Florida Medicaid Family Planning Waiver or a sliding fee scale. 

You may elect to pay full fee instead of going through our eligibility screening process.

Pregnancy Tests are available for women in need of a test for eligibility determination purposes. A small fee may apply.

Presumptive Eligibility:

Our clerical staff can help you with your application for Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Medicaid. Clients must provide proof of pregnancy.   The pregnancy test must not be more than 2 weeks old and not self- administered.

WIC:

You must have a total household income equal to or less than the amounts shown in the WIC Income Guidelines OR you are income-eligible if you are currently receiving Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance. However, you do not have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.

WIC Income Guidelines

For a pregnant woman, each unborn baby counts as 1 extra person in the household size.

Size of Household Monthly Income Before Taxes and Deductions
1 $1,800
2 $2,426
3 $3,051
4 $3,677
5 $4,303
6 $4,929
7 $5,555
8 $6,181

Revised 5/5/2014

Each year, these dollar amounts may increase.

What to bring to the WIC certification visit:

  • Bring EACH family member who is applying to receive WIC services.
  • Bring proof of ALL income for everyone in the household (before taxes and deductions are taken out). Income includes such things as: salaries, child support and alimony, foster care payments, interest withdrawn, unemployment compensation, and military earnings; OR, if you receive Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance, you are income eligible for WIC. (If you do not receive Medicaid or TCA, but other members of your household receive these benefits, you may be income-eligible for WIC.) WIC staff can verify your enrollment in these programs. However, it is helpful to bring the current "Notice of Case Action" letter, which is proof of eligibility for one or more of these programs.
  • Bring ONE proof of where you live (no P.O. boxes). The document must be current and show your name and address. Items that are allowed include a utility bill, bank/insurance statement, or driver's license. You must be currently living in Florida, but you don't have to be a U.S. citizen.
  • Bring ONE proof of identification for you and ONE proof of identification for any infant or child applying for WIC, such as a birth certificate, driver's license, crib card, military ID, photo ID, Social Security Card, or hospital record.
  • If your doctor has completed the WIC Medical Referral Form, bring this form to your appointment.
  • Bring the Social Security Number for each person applying for WIC, if available.
  • Bring the immunization (shot) record for each child, if available.