WIC

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) division provides income-based nutrition services to pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and children up to their 5th birthday. The WIC staff helps families eat well and stay healthy with the following services:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Vouchers for healthy foods
  • Health screenings
  • Risk assessments
  • Referrals to health care

WIC Benefits

WIC Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services, a person must meet the following criteria. They are:

Categorical:

  • Women, who:
    • Are pregnant
    • Are breastfeeding and have had a baby in the last 12 months
    • Have had a baby in the last six months
  • Infants (up to the infant’s first birthday)
  • Children (up to the child’s fifth birthday)

Income:

  • Meet the income eligibility requirements:
  • All Medicaid, Food Stamp and TANF recipients meet the WIC income eligibility criteria.

Nutrition Risk: 

  • Have an identified nutritional risk as determined by a health professional.  Examples are:
    • Anemia
    • Poor growth
    • Previous poor pregnancy outcome
    • Inadequate dietary intake
    • Other nutrition related health problems.

To see if you pre-qualify for WIC services, use this pre-screening tool or contact us

WIC Appointments

WIC appointments can be made over the phone by calling 573.874.7384, or in person at the WIC office, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM at 1005 W. Worley. There are also extended appointment hours on Tuesdays until 7:00 PM.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • Proof of Missouri Address:
    • Current utility bill, rent or mortgage receipt, personal bill, or pay stub issued within the last 30 days that has your name and physical address (no PO box)
  • Proof of Income (any of the following):
    • Most recent pay stub (noting pay period) for each employed person in the household. If self-employed, please bring a copy of your last federal tax return
    • MO HealthNet or TANF letter/card showing current eligibility
    • EBT/SNAP documents showing current certification dates
    • Unemployment letter/notice
    • Recent bank statement
    • Foster child placement letter/foster parent award letter
    • Recent leave and earning statement (LES) for military personnel
  • Proof of Identity:
    • Pregnant/Postpartum Women and Parents/Guardians/Proxies: Current valid photo ID such as driver’s license, work/school ID, military card, or passport
    • Infants: Copy of their shot record, birth certificate, baby bracelet, or discharge record from the hospital
    • Children: Copy of their shot record or birth certificate

1,2,3,4,5, Fit-Tastic 

This is a special free program for WIC families with children 2 – 4 1/2 years of age to help increase physical activity, increase servings of fruits and vegetables, water and milk and yogurt and decrease recreational screen time.  For more information call 573-874-7559 or text 573-919-0348.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

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