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By Dain Weister

September 11, 2014

ORLANDO – The Florida Department of Health in Orange County Winter Garden Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office is relocating to a new site. The Winter Garden WIC office is moving from 1210 East Plant Street to 13275 West Colonial Drive and will share space with Community Health Centers Inc. which offers other family medical and dental care. 

This location change will officially begin today Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  This move will improve accessibility of services for many clients, because the office is closer to a Lynx bus route. Also, WIC program services will be provided where many existing clients receive their health care.

WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy food, as well as breastfeeding education and nutrition counseling to needy families. Florida’s WIC Program operates 220 sites throughout the state where families improve their diet and food choices with the assistance of licensed nutritionists and nutrition educators. In Orange County, the average annual value of WIC foods received by WIC clients is $27.7 million dollars.  Currently Orange County provides WIC services to more than 33,000 participants monthly in eight permanent locations. 

Community Health Centers, Inc., (CHC) is a private, nonprofit organization that provides primary and preventive medical, dental and pharmaceutical services to insured, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved children and adults within Central Florida. CHC accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans. A Sliding Discount Program is available for patients without insurance. CHC provides care to more than 53,000 patients each year in the Apopka, Bithlo, Eatonville, Lake Ellenor, Leesburg, Meadow Woods, Pine Hills, South Lake, and Winter Garden communities.

For more information on WIC services in Orange County go to, For more information on Community Health Centers, Inc, go to