Women, Infants, and Children

Helping families get the right start is important. That’s why the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is so important to our community. The WIC program is a special supplemental nutrition program that serves pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday. Nutrition education, health screenings, breastfeeding education and support, referrals to other health and social services, and assistance to purchase healthy foods is offered to all who participate in the program.

Do you qualify for WIC?

Click here https://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/families/howdoiapplyforwic/ to see if you are eligible.

WIC Supports Breastfeeding

We firmly believe that breast milk is the best nutrition for infants. That’s why we’re here to support you and your family in your breastfeeding efforts. We offer this free service to all mothers.  Our highly skilled staff includes certified lactation counselors, a breastfeeding peer counselor, and Registered Dietitians. Our goal is to help make your breastfeeding experience a successful one. Call to schedule a time to meet with our breastfeeding professionals.

For breastfeeding help and support Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm please call the WIC office at 573-431-1947

For after-hours or weekend breastfeeding help, please call or text the BREASTFEEDING HELPLINE…. text/call at 573-330-9382

Schedule an appointment

WIC hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Late-night hours, twice monthly, by appointment only: 8:00-6:00 pm

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider