St. Clair County Health Center

​​WIC

(St Clair County), - The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Missouri WIC has received funding to support normal program operations through at least March 31, 2019. The St Clair County WIC program will continue to hold appointments with participants and will provide the same level of services and benefits. In addition, the WIC state agency has notified local agencies and retailers that the program will allow all benefits issued to participants to be redeemed for the months printed on the WIC checks. Some participants are on tri-monthly benefit issuance; therefore, during the month of March, benefits will be issued to some participants for April, May, and June.

The partial government shutdown and lack of an approved federal budget for the USDA has interrupted the normal flow of funding and information from USDA to WIC state agencies. The WIC state agency is participating in regular calls with USDA to remain apprised of developments at the federal level. USDA has been issuing funding needs surveys and is working diligently with individual state agencies to avoid interruptions to WIC benefits and services.

The state agency plans to issue a programmatic update by February 28, 2019 regarding funding and further continuation of WIC program operations.

Pregnant women, new mothers, and families with children from birth through their fifth birthday can learn more about qualifying and enrolling in the Missouri WIC program by visiting the Missouri WIC website at wic.mo.gov to locate their local agency or by calling 1-800-TEL-LINK (1-800-835-5465).

Women pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum infants, children up to age 5


A nutrition education, health promotion and supplemental nutrition program


To be eligible in Missouri, you must meet nutritional or medical guidelines. Guidelines are located here: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/eligibility_income.php  


Benefits of WIC provided at no cost include:

          • Nutrition education and guidance for you and your children

          • Breastfeeding education and support

          • Nutritious foods to supplement your diet, such as milk, cheese, infant formula,

             iron-fortified cereal, eggs, juice, etc.

          • Referrals for health care.


Good nutrition will help provide the best possible start in life and is a necessary ingredient for you and for your child to grow up healthy and strong.


Make an appointment at the WIC clinic. At this appointment you will receive a health and nutritional screening, and nutrition information. If eligible, you will be given nutrition education, referrals, and checks for nutritious foods to buy at local participating grocery stores.


WIC is open Tuesday - Thursday.

Osceola               417-646-1269

Appleton City     660- 476-2285 (2nd & 4th Wednesday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the        

                       Parents as Teachers Trailer behind the Appleton City Elementary School)



Breastfeeding - http://health.mo.gov/breastfeeding/index.php


Cribs


Car Seat Installation


Hemoglobin Testing


Lead Testing


Recalls - http://cpsc.gov



Voter Registration


The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
As stated above, all protected bases do not apply to all programs. The first six protected bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex are the six protected bases for applicants and recipients of the Child Nutrition Programs.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

 



Women, Infants and Children