WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

Clinical Services: Women, Infants & Children

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, women who have recently had a baby, breastfeeding women and children younger than 5 years old. It helps them to eat well, stay healthy, and learn about nutrition. Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and help accessing other health care services during important times of growth and development are provided.

What Does W.I.C Provide?

          Nutrition education and services;
          Breastfeeding promotion and education;
          A monthly food prescription of nutritious foods; and
          Access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health-care services.

How Do I Get W.I.C.?

          Contact the WIC Program at the Todd County Health Department to
          see if you qualify.

To qualify you, staff will:
          1.  Do a simple health and diet screening to see if you have a nutritional
               or health need.
          2.  Ask your identity and residence. You will be asked to show ID and proof
               of where you live.    

          3.  Ask your household income to see if you meet income guidelines. You
               will meet these if you show proof that  you receive KTAP, Food Stamps,
               or Medicaid; or a pregnant woman or infant in your household
               receives Medicaid; or a member of your household receives KTAP; or
  household income is at or below 185% of the poverty level.