Help For Pregnant Women

One of the biggest concerns we hear from women facing unplanned pregnancies is that they won’t be able to handle everything on their own. In reality, there are lots of programs available from the State of Ohio to help them should they continue their pregnancy. One program helps with obtaining free or low-cost health coverage. Other services can help women throughout their pregnancies as well as help their children have a happy and healthy start.

Healthy Start and Healthy Families

This programs offers free or low-cost health coverage for families and pregnant women. Coverage includes doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy-related services, prescriptions, mental health services, and more. These are Medicaid programs.  For more information call 1-800-324-8680 or visit www.medicaid.ohio.gov. To apply you will need your Social Security Number and employer and income information for everyone in your family.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

This program provides nutritious foods, nutrition information and breastfeeding education and support. To be eligible you must be a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding or have a baby less than six months old. Children from birth to age 5 also qualify. There are WIC income and medical or nutritional risk guidelines that you must meet. To apply, visit your local WIC clinic. The WIC offices in the Toledo area are located at:

2150 West Central Ave. Suite B
 Toledo, OH 43606
 419-291-2216
 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
2213 Franklin Ave., 3rd Floor
Toledo, OH 43620
419-251-2433
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
313 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
 419-255-7883
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 3rd Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 
117 Main Street
Toledo, OH – 43605
419-697-2705
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

1 Aurora Gonzales Drive
Toledo, OH  43609
419-241-4230
Monday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
635 North Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43624
419-213-4422
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
 

Help Me Grow

The Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program offers parenting education for pregnant women and first-time moms. This program also helps families with young children connect with resources so that children start school healthy and ready to learn. Contact Help Me Grow at 419-725-7194. Their hours are Monday-Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Help Me Grow locations can be found at:

East Toledo Family Center
1020 Varland Ave.
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 691-1429 
 
Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center
2460 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
Phone: 419-244-3053
 
Lucas County Board of DD
1932 Birchwood Ave
 Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-381-7300
 
Toledo Healthy Tomorrows
2142 North Cove Blvd
Suite 870 Harris-McIntosh Tower
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419-291-5581