Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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What Is WIC? 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides free health services to help keep families healthy.    

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible you must:

  • Live in Missouri.
  • Be pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding; and/or have an infant/children under age 5.
  • Have a family income that meet WIC guidelines (Income Guidelines 2023 (PDF)).

What Can I Get?

  • Healthy foods are provided to help meet nutritional needs. The WIC food package may include the following:
    • Milk, lactose free milk, soymilk, goat milk, evaporated milk, buttermilk
    • Tofu
    • Cheese
    • Yogurt
    • Eggs
    • Cereals
    • Peanut butter
    • Beans
    • Fruits and vegetables
    • Canned fish
    • Juice
    • Bread, tortillas, rice, or pasta 
    • Baby foods: cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat 
    • Formula for infants not fully breastfed
  • Personalized nutrition counseling and information
  • Breastfeeding education and help (Lactation Resource Guide PDF)
  • Breast pumps and supplies, if eligible     
  • Health screenings and referrals (WIC Referral Brochure PDF)

How Do I Apply?

Moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents or legal guardians may apply on behalf of infants/children.

  • CLICK HERE to be contacted by a member of our team.
  • Call: 573-636-2181, ext. 1
  • Walk In: Cole County Health Department
    3400 W Truman Blvd
    Jefferson City, MO 65109

What Do I Bring?

At your first WIC appointment, you will need to bring the following information:

  • Proof of current household income: Bring current (within 30 days) proof of income for everyone in your household. Examples include pay stubs or a letter from an employer. If you have TAFDC, Food Stamps or Medicaid, you can bring proof of your participation on one of these programs instead of proof of household income.
  • Proof that you live in Missouri: Bring current (within 30 days) documentation of where you live. Examples include a utility bill, lease or a rent receipt from your landlord.
  • Proof of identity: Bring identity for everyone applying. Examples include a driver’s license, birth certificate, Medicaid card, Social Security card, shot record, hospital crib card. 

Talk to WIC staff if you are having problems bringing any of the above information.    


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Disclaimer
The Cole County Health Department provides the content of this website for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.