WIC

To schedule your WIC appointment, please call the St. Francois County Health Center WIC office at 573-431-1947.

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Evening appointments:  Offered twice per month from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St. Francois County Health Center WIC
             1025 W. Main Street
              Park Hills, MO 63601


What is WIC?
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program that helps supply nutritious foods so
that women, 
new moms, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.

Who is Eligible?
WIC applicants must meet eligibility requirements under the following categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk criteria:

  • Categorical:
    .  
    Pregnant women
    .  Women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
    .  Women who have had a baby or miscarriage in the past 6 months
    .  Children under the age of 5 years
  • Residential:
    Applicants must live in Missouri to receive Missouri WIC.  Applicants can choose to receive WIC in the county of their choice.
  • Income:
    .  Applicants must have gross income at or below the standards in the table below.
    .  WIC counts all of the members of a household
    .  Pregnant women are counted as two family members
    .  Some applicants who receive MO Health Net may automatically meet income eligibility
    .  Applicants who receive food stamps or TANF are automatically eligible

     Missouri WIC Income Guidelines
     Effective April 1st, 2017 – March 31st, 2018

  • Nutritional Risk:
    WIC participants meet with a Registered Dietitian or nutritionist for a health and nutrition screening to determine nutritional risks.  There are two main categories of nutritional risks:
    – Medical-based Risk, such as prematurity, underweight, iron deficiency, etc.
    – Nutrition-Based Risk, which include poor eating habits that may lead to poor eating habits that may lead to poor overall nutritional and health status.
  • Food Packages:
    WIC participants receive WIC vouchers to purchase specific foods at the grocery store each month.  These foods are designed to supplement a participant’s diet to help them meet their nutritional needs.
    Different food packages are provided for different age categories.  WIC foods include, but are not limited to:
    .  Milk, cheese, yogurt, and/or tofu
    .  Eggs
    .  Whole grain cereals, breads, pastas, tortillas, and/or rice
    .  Peanut butter and/or beans
    .  Fruits and vegetables (fresh or frozen)
    .  Infant formula
  • WIC foods are high in specific nutrients such as:
    .  Protein
    .  Calcium
    .  Vitamins A, B6, C and D
    .  Folate
    .  Iron
    .  Zinc
  • What do you need to bring?
    Participants must bring the following to the certification appointment:
    –  Women, infant(s), and/or children being certified:
    –  Proof of Identity for women and/or authorized representative for child:
    .  Driver’s license
    .  Work/School ID card
    .  Military card
    .  Passport
    .  Voter registration card
    – Proof of identity for child/infant:
    .  Shot Record
    .  Birth certificate
    .  Insurance/Medicaid card
    .  For newborns:  any medical documentation with baby’s name listed
    –  Proof of residency:
    .   Must be First Class mail sent to the home within the last 30 days
    .   Does not have to have participant’s name on it
    –  Proof of income:
    .  Pay check stubs
    .  DFS benefits award letter
    .  Social security letter
    .  Most recent income tax return document

***********  Must show all types of income for all working members of the household  ***********

To schedule your WIC appointment,
please call St. Francois County Health Center
WIC office at 573-431-1947.

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00pm
Evening appointments:  Offered twice per month from 8:00 – 6:00

St. Francois County Health Center
P.O. Box 367
1025 W. Main Street
Park Hills, MO 63601

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

 

WIC GENERAL INFO


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: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.