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WIC

WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition information and support
  • Checks to buy healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family

 But that’s not all! WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health classes on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more. Eligibility is based on annual income.

 Who's Eligible?

WIC serves Kansas residents who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding, up to baby's first birthday
  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby's birth
  • Infants and children under five years old

 

WIC clients must meet WIC income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional need.

Many working people are eligible for WIC and don't realize it.

For your WIC appointment, you will need to bring:

 

Completed Diet Questionnaires
 

At the appointment there will be a brief review of foods you eat, medical history and current health status to determine the medical or nutritional need. If you or your child is found eligible for WIC benefits, the appointment will also include nutrition education.

WIC Approved Foods

woman shopping looking at shopping list

WIC checks can be used to buy healthy food at over 350 authorized grocery stores statewide. WIC foods are chosen because they contain nutrients needed for pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy, and early childhood. Examples of WIC foods include milk, soymilk, whole grains, eggs, cereal, fruit juice, cheese, baby food, infant formula, fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, canned or dried beans/peas, and fish.

List of WIC approved Foods

Grocery bag of WIC approved foods

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Department

Administrator/County Health Nurse: Michelle Billips, RN

Assistant County Health Nurse: Kelly Hamel, RN

Healthy Start Home Visitor: Barb Eckols

Hours
8:30-Noon, 1:00-4:30, Monday - Thursday
8:30-Noon, Friday

Email:

mbillips@grahamcountyhealth.com


Address
225 N. Pomeroy
Hill City, KS 67642

Phone (785) 421-3326
Fax (785) 421-2584