Women, Infants, and Children
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.
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 Education BEFORE your appointment and save time when picking up your checks? It's EASY!
1. Go to WICHealth.org
2. Create an account and set up your profile.
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.
WIC Benefits Available
The Livingston County Health Center has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2020 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Livingston County Health Center will be able to serve 349 persons eligible for WIC every month.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program providing 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. Nutritious supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants. To be eligible for WIC applicants must have an income of less than or equal to 185% of the poverty level and be determined by a health professional to be at nutritional risk. Migrant families are also eligible.
WIC supplemental food packages are specially chosen to provide foods high in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Eligible women and children receive fortified milk and cheese, eggs, whole grain bread products and hot or cold cereals, 100% fruit juices and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. The WIC program recommends breastfeeding, provides breast-feeding support, baby foods and infant cereal. For women who cannot or choose not to breastfeed, infants may receive supplemental iron fortified formula. WIC participants obtain their foods by redeeming food checks for specific items at local grocery stores and pharmacies.
Studies confirm that pregnant women who enroll in WIC during the early months of pregnancy have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.
WIC is administered in Livingston County by the Livingston County Health Center. Persons interested in applying or who are in need of more information should contact the Livingston County Health Center at 660-646-5506.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.