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.
If you would like to apply for the WIC program or have questions about the program please stop by our office at 800 Adam Drive, Chillicothe, or call us at 660-646-5506.
Many working families qualify under WIC's liberalincome guidelines. Here's a quick link tosee if you qualify.
Current WIC Clients
If you are currently a WIC client here at the Livingston County Health Center and you are not able to make your appointment, be sure to call ahead and let us know so we can reschedule your appointment. If you miss your appointment we cannot guarantee you will be able to receive your WIC checks on a walk-in basis, so be sure to call and we can arrange a time that will work for you. We do not do WIC everyday at the Health Center so it's best to call ahead if you've missed an appointment. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by phone at 660-646-5506.
Would you like to complete your WIC Nutrition EducationBEFORE your appointment and save time when picking up your checks? It's EASY!
3. Choose a lesson from one of the five categories.
4. Complete the lesson.
5. Fill out the survey.
6. Print or email your certificates of completion.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Livingston County Health Center provides services on a non-discriminatory basis.
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age (unless limited by statute), religion, ancestry, or handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination by any program receiving State, Federal or County financial assistance through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to administer or operate programs for or in behalf of the Department of Health and Senior Services.
WIC BENEFITS AVAILABLE
The Livingston County Health Center has announced a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2018 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health. Under the terms of the contract the Livingston County Health Center will be able to serve persons eligible for WIC every month.
WIC (The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children) provides, at no cost, specific nutritious supplemental foods and nutrition education to pregnant and breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants and-children up to age 5. WIC participants are persons who meet WIC income guidelines and are determined by health professionals to be at nutritional risk.
WIC supplemental food packages are specifically chosen to provide foods high in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Eligible women and children receive fortified milk and cheese, eggs, hot or cold cereals high in iron, fruit juices high in vitamin C and dried beans or peanut butter. Under the guidelines food choices for women and children include healthy options such as fresh fruits and vegetables, soy milk, tofu, and a _variety of whole grain foods such as whole wheat bread. Although the WIC program recommends breastfeeding, infants receive supplemental iron fortified formula when needed, infant cereal and fruits and vegetables at the appropriate age. ·
Participants are issued vouchers to buy these foods at authorized retail stores.
By improving the diets of low-income women, infants, and children, the WIC program improves the health status of a vulnerable population during a critical growth period.
WIC is administered in Chillicothe MO by the Livingston County Health Center. Persons interested in applying or in need of more information should contact the health center at 646- 5506. .
Standards for participation in the WIC program are the same for everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap.
By: Sherry Weldon, Administrator
Livingston County Health Center is an equal opportunity provider.
The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 800 Adam Drive Chillicothe, MO 64601 Phone: 660-646-5506 Fax: 660-646-4485