Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

COVID-19 Update: All appointments will be held over the phone through April 3 (date subject to change). Please call 816-595-4358 with any questions.

Program Purpose


Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their fifth birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants.
Past experience shows that pregnant women who participate in the WIC Program have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.

In addition to appointments during our normal business hours, we offer walk-in hours on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Walk-in WIC services are offered for mother and baby appointments only. 

Do I Qualify for WIC?


You may qualify for WIC services if you are pregnant, a woman breastfeeding an infant, a postpartum woman within six months of delivery or a child under the age of 5. Also see the Missouri WIC income guidelines

However, the best way to find out if you qualify is to call our WIC staff at 816-595-4358. If you are eligible for WIC benefits, the staff will provide you with information about how to apply.

Forms & Documents


If you are an existing or prospective WIC client, save yourself time by printing and completing the appropriate forms and diet sheets below before visiting our office:
If your child has a medical condition that requires the use of special formula and conventional foods are precluded, restricted or inadequate to meet his or her special nutritional needs, please ask your Medical Provider to complete the following form: Medical Documentation - Health Care Provider Authorization.

Non-Discrimination Statement


All information contained within the Clay County Public Health Center's website is intended for educational purposes only and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. The information is provided to further the understanding of WIC nutrition and related matters. Consumers should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something they may have seen on this site. Nutritionists, physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm information contained on this site. References to any non-governmental entity, product, service or source of information that may be contained in this site should not be considered an endorsement, either direct or implied, by the Clay County Public Health Center. Additionally, the Health Center cannot be held responsible for information contained on other sites to which its website may be linked. If any offensive information is found on these sites, we would appreciate immediate notification by phone at 816-595-4358.

Discrimination Prohibition


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Complaints


To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD 3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

Fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;

Email:
program.intake@usda.gov.

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider.