WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children:

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
is a special supplemental nutrition
program which provides services to
pregnant women, new mothers,
infants and children up to their 5th
birthday based on nutritional risk
and income eligibility.  The primary
services provided are health
screening, risk assessment, nutrition
education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care.  Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants.

Past experience shows that pregnant women who participate in the
WIC Program have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.

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Families Home:  The goal of the WIC program is to improve the health and nutrition  of eligible women, infants and children.  Find information here on How to Apply for WIC.
Who is eligible? Pregnant women.  Women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age.  Women who have had a baby in the past six months.  Children under the age of 5.
Call The Wayne County Health Center to schedule an appointment.  Satellite clinics offered in Piedmont and Wappapello.  Applicants will need to bring the following to the certification appointment: 

          Proof of IdentityBring a current, valid photo ID such as a driver's license, work/
school ID card, military card or passport.

Proof of ResidencyBring the most recent utility bill, monthly rent payment,
mortgage payment, or junk mail that has your name and
address on it.

           Proof of IncomeBring the most rent employment/unemployment pay stubs,
DFS benefits award letter.  If self employed bring a copy of your
federal tax form.

Shot Record/Crib CardBring shot record for infants 2 months and older.  Bring crib card
from the hospital for infants younger than 2 months.

Missouri WIC Income: WIC counts all of the members of a household.  Pregnant women are counted as two family members.  Some applicants who receive MO Health Net may automatically meet income eligibility.  Applicants who receive food stamps or TANF are automatically income eligible.  Applicants must have gross income at or below the Missouri Income Guidelines. 
Nutritional Risk Assessment: 

1.       WIC participants height and weight are measured and
  blood work is taken to check for anemia at certification
  appointments every 6 months.
2.WIC participants meet with a Nutritionist for a health
  and nutrition screening to determine nutritional risk.
  There are two main categories of nutritional risk:
    a.medically-based risks such as a history of
      prematurity, underweight, or iron deficiency
       anemia, and
    b.nutrition-based risks such as poor eating
      habits that can lead to poor nutritional and
      health status.

Nutrition Education.  WIC participants receive individual nutrition counseling and nutrition classes.
Breastfeeding Support:

Wayne County Health Center encourages families to breastfeed and offers the following breastfeeding services: 
1.  Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program
2.  Double electric breastpump loan program

Referrals: WIC refers client to a variety of health and social services agencies and programs.  Examples include;  MO Health Net  
Food Stamp, Prenatal Care, Medical and Dental Services, Parents as Teachers, Immunizations, Head Start, Early Childhood, and First Steps.
Contact us for information at:
Wayne County Health Center
115 Hickory Street
PO Box 259
Greenville MO 63944
Phone: (573) 224-3218
Fax: (573) 224-3164
e-mail Rhonda at:eadsr@lpha.mopublic.org
The Wayne County Health Center is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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Services provided on a non-discriminatory basis
115 Hickory Street
PO Box 259
Greenville MO 63944

Phone: (573) 224-3218
Fax: (573) 224-3164


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Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. 12:00 P.M. to  4:30 P.M.

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11:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
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