Main Office:
300 Schiller Street
Hermann, MO 65041
Phone: 573-486-3129
Fax: 573-486-3745

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Satellite Office:
305 North First Street Owensville, MO 65066 Phone: 573-437-2579
Fax: 573-437-5370
Monday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION AND SUPPORT



What is WIC?
Missouri Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to women, infants and children. The primary services provided are nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support and referrals to other health care providers. Supplemental foods are also provided at no cost to the program participant.

For more information, click here.

ELIGIBILITY
To qualify for the WIC Program, applicants must meet requirements in four areas:

1) Categorical: WIC serves pregnant women, non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after delivery or termination of the pregnancy), breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery while nursing), infants and children from birth to 5 years of age.

2) Residential: Missouri WIC serves residents of Missouri. Residents are not required to live in the county where they receive services.

3) Income: Applicants must meet the income guidelines which are based on 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

To check the current income guidelines click here.

4) Nutritional: Applicants must be seen by a health professional, who will assess nutritional risk factors during the certification process.

For more information on risk factors click here.

BENEFITS AND SERVICES
The primary services provided are nutrition education, breastfeeding education, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health care providers.

In addition, supplemental foods are provided at no cost to the program participant. The WIC food package is a prescription to meet you or your child’s individual nutritional needs and is a supplement to a complete, balanced diet. It is also consistent with the American Dietary Guidelines, My Plate, and current infant feeding recommendations.

To view WIC approved foods click here.

To find a WIC store click here.

BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION AND SUPPORT
Since a major goal of the WIC Program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants. WIC promotes breastfeeding to all pregnant women as the optimal infant feeding choice.

For more information on breastfeeding click here.

ONLINE WIC NUTRITION EDUCATION

Our local agency has partnered with other WIC agencies in order to provide qualifying WIC participants with the option of doing nutrition education online in place of coming to the WIC office to meet with a nutritionist face-to-face.  Generally your nutritionist will tell you at your recertification visit if you, or your child, are able to do your nutrition education online. 

If you do meet requirements that allow you to meet your nutrition education requirements online, you will still need to come to the WIC office for check issuance, however, your visit should be much shorter.

In order to use www.wichealth.org, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click here to begin
  2. Create an account using your WIC ID, which can be found on your appointment sheet, or on your WIC folder.  If you have already created an account, login to begin.
  3. Select a lesson from one of the five categories.
  4. Answer the questions and click on the helpful information.
  5. When you are finished you will be asked to complete a short survey.  Click on "Submit" to receive your certificate"
  6. Print or email the certificate by choosing the "Print" and "Email" options.  If you select the email option, the certificate is emailed to our local WIC office to verify that you have completed online nutrition education.  This certificate is required in order to skip your visit with the nutritionist.
  7. You can access previously completed lessons by clicking on the "My Profile" link.

Below are some of the lessons that you will find available on wichealth.org:

*Offered in Spanish

APPLY FOR WIC SERVICES
To apply for WIC, please contact the Gasconade County Health Department by phone at (573) 486-3129 or click here for more contact information.

At your first WIC appointment you will need to bring the following:

1) Proof of identity: Bring identity for everyone who will be on the WIC program. Examples include a driver's license, immunization record, birth certificate, hospital record or Medicaid card.

2) Proof of address: Bring documentation of where you live. Examples include a utility or other bill or your lease or rental receipt from your landlord with your current address.

3) Proof of household income: Bring proof of income for everyone in your household. Examples include employment/ unemployment pay stubs (within 30 days), a letter from an employer or a copy of last year’s tax forms. If you currently receive TAFDC, Food Stamps or Medicaid, you can bring proof of your participation on one of these programs instead of proof of household income.

WIC CLINIC HOURS
Hermann:  By appointment only; Call 573-486-3129
            Usually the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Owensville:  By appointment only; Call 573-486-3129

Usually every Monday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ; except, 3rd Monday 9 AM to 6 PM

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