Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
What Is WIC?
Women, Infants, and Children is a supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to the age of 5.
It is based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. Services that are provided
included health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding
education & counseling, and referrals for health care. In Missouri WIC agencies
provide services locally to over 144,000 women, infants, and children each month.
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How Do I Apply For WIC?
It’s easy! To apply for WIC call 573-783-2747 Option 4 to schedule an appointment. We have one late day available every third Thursday of the month. We also have WIC clinics at the local daycares, Head Start, and Marquand Community Center each month.
How To Make Your Wic Appointment Go Smoothly:
Bring shot record for children
Bring proof of current household income
Bring proof of current household income for everyone in the household. Examples of proof of income include pay stubs for the last 30 days or a letter from an employer. If you currently receive TANF, Food Stamps, or MO Health Net, you can bring proof of your participation in that program instead of proof on household income.
Proof That You Live In Missouri:
Bring documentation of where you live. Examples include a utility bill, a postmarked piece of mail addressed to you at your address, your lease or a rent receipt from your landlord, a bank statement, bank book, checkbook, your driver license or other ID card.
Proof Of Identity:
Bring identity for everyone who will be on the WIC program. Examples include a driver’s license, birth certificate, immunization record, or other photo ID card.
If you are having problems bringing any of the above information call the WIC clinic. All information shared with WIC is confidential.
Report Fraud And Abuse Of The WIC Program
The Missouri WIC program is intended for families in need of nutritional support. WIC food and formula are to be used for the WIC participant only. It is illegal to sell, trade, donate, or give away WIC foods, formula, breast pumps, or food instruments.
WIC takes all complaints seriously and encourages the immediate reporting of any suspected instances of fraud and abuse of the WIC program. Individuals making reports may include their contact information or remain anonymous. Please provide as many details as possible and be specific.
To report suspected fraud and abuse of the Missouri WIC program, submit a completed Missouri WIC Program Fraud and Abuse Report form electronically, click on button
below to take you to the Report Fraud page.
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The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program provides breastfeeding education and support to the community. The Breastfeeding Peer Counselors (BFPC) teach breastfeeding classes as needed. The support group will meet quarterly and will be listed on the calendar and Facebook page. The Peer Counselors also provide one-on-one counseling and support to moms.
Click the Loving Support picture to the left for more Breastfeeding information.
The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program has many supplies to help breastfeeding moms. They offer manual pumps, electric double breast pumps, breast pads , etc. The electric breast pumps are available for loan through the WIC office for any county resident and WIC participants.
Madison County Health Department and WIC are proud to be
Breastfeeding Friendly worksites and facility.
For questions or support please call the
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Jes Francis at:
573-783-2747 x409 Office
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Peer Breastfeeding Support - Madison County Fredericktown MO
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:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.