St. Clair County Health Center

Women, Infants and Children



Temporary Benefits Increase CCF_000033.pdf


WIC and COVID-19.docx


WIC is open by appointment, mask required (available).
Osceola          cell 660-492-9110
Appleton City     660- 476-2285


​ ​​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 

Osceola               417-646-1269          cell 660-492-9110

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


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