WIC

Women, Infants, & Children Supplemental Food & Nutrition Program

The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is able to help with the right food and advice on nutrition, breastfeeding, health care, and referrals to other agencies.

WIC GuidelinesEligibility

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Women who have recently had a baby
  • Infants from birth to 12 months
  • Children from 1-5 years old

And are also:

  • Residents of Illinois
  • Income eligible (at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or are on Medicaid or food stamps):

Services Offered

Food: Food instruments (coupons) for free nutritious foods are provided to supplement and help improve the diet. Women and children may use these coupons to receive milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, a whole grain choice, cereals rich in iron, and dry peas/beans or peanut butter. Infants that are not breastfed will receive additional coupons for Enfamil formula. Infants six months and older will receive infant cereal, fruits, and vegetables. Other specialized formula may be offered with a physician’s note.

WIC servicesNutrition Information and Breastfeeding: Nutrition education is offered to all WIC participants or their care givers. Internet Education, Bulletin Board Education, nutrition modules for infant and children, and parent groups are held for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Referrals: An added benefit of the WIC program is screening for other health problems and referrals to other appropriate health and social services. Referrals may be for Medicaid, food stamps, immunizations, child health screening (EPSDT), food pantries, family planning, and more.

Who Pays

WIC services are free to participants.

What to Bring

  • Woman/Infant/Child being certified
  • WIC ID Card
  • Proof of identity, residency, income
  • Proof of pregnancy, if applicable
  • Immunization record
  • Health referral, if applicable

Authorized WIC Food List

       WIC Program Illinois Authorized WIC Food List   

WIC EOC Clause

       WIC EOC Clause   

 

Hours

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday by appointment
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday by appointment

Locations & Phone Numbers

Granite City CYHS
2016 Madison Ave.
Granite City, IL 62040
(618)877-3433
Wood River CYHS
101 E. Edwardsville Rd.
Wood River, IL 62095
(618)254-3591