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 Here.
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
Good for Babies
Maternal Child and Family Health
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, (WIC) is offered throughout the month at the main office with satellite clinics monthly in Patton. For more information go to our WIC page
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors educate WIC prenatal clients on breastfeeding issues as well as offer support to breastfeeding mothers
Pregnancy Testing upon request
Day Care Consultation to childcare providers on health and safety issues
Lead ScreeningEducational material and information regarding prevention
Screening for elevated blood levels (age Appropriate)
Prenatal Case Management
The Local Health Agency Administrator is the Local Registrar for Vital Records as described by Law
Registers all county birth and death events
Missouri birth and death certificates are available for a fee
Assistance with obtaining certificates from other states
For more information go to our Birth and Death Certificates page