What is WIC?
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to five years of age.
What benefits does WIC offer?
The WIC program provides breastfeeding support, nutrition education, referrals to appropriate health agencies, and nutritious foods for eligible applicants.
Who is eligible to receive WIC benefits?
WIC serves pregnant women, non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after delivery or termination of the pregnancy), breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery as long as they are breastfeeding the baby), infants from birth up to 1 year of age, and children up to their 5th birthday.
All applicants must meet income guidelines.
Individuals who meet income and category guidelines will be assessed for nutritional risk factors during the certification process.
How do I get on WIC?
To apply for WIC benefits, call or visit an agency near you.The Bollinger County Health Center can be reached at (573) 238-2817 or toll-free (866) 338-2817. For a list of other agencies in Missouri click: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/locations.php
Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic
Our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors have gained experience breastfeeding their children and are able to provide information and support to mothers from pregnancy to weaning.
Benefits of Breastfeeding
Good for Moms
WIC disclaimer and non-discrimination statement: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/pdf/USDANon-DiscriminationStatement.pdf