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Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program

 

WIC is a health and nutrition program that helps pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children (up to age five) eat well and stay healthy.

 

To be eligibile for services, a woman must:

  • Live in Macoupin County or Surrounding Areas
  • Be pregnant, a new mother, or have a child under five years of age
  • Meet the income guidelines

For specific income guidelines and additional information about WIC, click here

WIC services available for qualifying participants include:

· Assessment of nutritional needs

· Nutrition counseling and a variety of learning opportunities

· Coupons to receive nutritious food (food packages vary depending on certification category)

· Breastfeeding promotion and support

· Hemoglobin Testing

· Immunization referral

· Access to Blood Lead Testing and Lead Poisoning Education for eligible participants

· Referral to Car Seat Check Ups by certified car seat technicians

· Referral to Healthy Families Illinois Program which is a home visiting program designed for first time moms.

· Linkage to other important programs

· Referrals to other health and social service agencies

Our WIC office is located at 805 N. Broad St., Carlinville, IL 62626

Call our office today at 217-854-7272 for more information or to make an appointment.