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

    • To learn more about the benefits WIC families receive, click here.

    WIC Eligibility Requirements

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

    Categorical:
    • Women
      • Pregnant
      • Those who are breastfeeding and have had a baby in the last 12 months
      • Those who 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 (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.

    At your first appointment, bring:
    • 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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