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 Ext 2001 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 Identification

  • 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 takes all complaints seriously and encourages the immediate reporting of an alleged WIC program abuse, violations or fraud.


WIC Participant abuse includes the following:

Falsely obtaining WIC benefits including:Giving false information to get on WIC,

including gross household income, residency, identity, household size, medical and health information.

Improper Use Of WIC Checks Including:

  • Selling WIC foods/formula or checks for cash or credit

  • Returning WIC foods/formula for cash or credit

  • Purchasing unauthorized items

  • Altering WIC checks

WIC Vendor Abuse Includes The Following:

  • Redeeming WIC checks for cash, credit, or unauthorized items

  • Overcharging WIC shoppers

  • Failing to fill in the purchase price on the WIC check in the presence of the WIC participant. 

  • Physically or verbally threatening a WIC participant

  • Purchasing infant formula from unauthorized sources

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How to file a complaint: Call 573-783-2747 Ext. 2001

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BreastFeeding Support

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. 

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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:

573-783-2747x2002 Office

573-944-2413 Cell

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We want to Thank everyone that helped make the 2019 Breastfeeding Bash a success. 
1.Calvary Church
2.The McCutcheon Family
3.Cap America
4.Black River Electric
5.The Pig
6.New Era Bank
7.Great Southern Bank
8.Olympic Steak House
9.Wally's Seafood
10.Pizza Hut
12.Dairy Bar
14.Country Lane Florist
15.Private Donors
17.ADK Strategy Group
18.Fredericktown Parents As Teachers
19.University of Missouri-Extension Office
21.Embrace Grace
22.Democrat News
23.Tissy & Bryan Ramsey

To protect our families and employees due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the no more than 10 people CDC recommendations, Madison County WIC will not be doing in person visits, they will be completed over the phone and checks will be mailed with verified address.  If your phone number has changed since your last visit please call us with the new number. Any question or to make a appointment please call 573-783-2747 x2001.


Temporary Approved WIC Food Substitutions Due to COVID-19:

  • Peanut Butter- Can substitute with Jif, Peter Pan, or Skippy if store brand is not available in the 16-18 oz containers

  • Milk-Participant can substitute milk of any available fat content or size.

  • Eggs-If large are not available then substitute a dozen medium, extra-large, jumbo, or brown eggs if large eggs are not available.

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.

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Published June 30,2017

Health Department Hours:

Monday -  Friday     7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday                   Closed
Sunday                      Closed

Closed for lunch 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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Saturday-Sunday    Closed

Open till 6:00 pm last business day of the Month

Madison County Health Department

806 W College Ave.

Fredericktown, MO  63645