Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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What Is WIC?

Women, Infants, and Children is a supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to the age of 5. It is based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. Services that are provided included health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding education & counseling, and referrals for health care. In Missouri WIC agencies provide services locally to over 144,000 women, infants, and children each month.

How Do I Apply For WIC?

It’s easy! To apply for WIC call 573-783-2747 Ext 2001 to schedule an appointment. We have one late day available every third Thursday of the month. We also have WIC clinics at the local daycares, Head Start, and Marquand Community Center each month.

How To Make Your Wic Appointment Go Smoothly:

  • Bring Identification
  • Bring shot record for children
  • Bring proof of current household income
  • Bring proof of current household income for everyone in the household. Examples of proof of income include pay stubs for the last 30 days or a letter from an employer. If you currently receive TANF, Food Stamps, or MO Health Net, you can bring proof of your participation in that program instead of proof on household income.

Proof That You Live In Missouri:

Bring documentation of where you live. Examples include a utility bill, a postmarked piece of mail addressed to you at your address, your lease or a rent receipt from your landlord, a bank statement, bank book, checkbook, your driver license or other ID card.

Proof Of Identity:

Bring identity for everyone who will be on the WIC program. Examples include a driver’s license, birth certificate, immunization record, or other photo ID card.

If you are having problems bringing any of the above information call the WIC clinic. All information shared with WIC is confidential.

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Report Fraud And Abuse Of The WIC Program

The Missouri WIC Program takes all complaints seriously and encourages the immediate reporting of an alleged WIC program abuse, violations or fraud.

WIC Participant abuse includes the following:

Falsely obtaining WIC benefits including:Giving false information to get on WIC, including gross household income, residency, identity, household size, medical and health information.

Improper Use Of WIC Checks Including:

  • Selling WIC foods/formula or checks for cash or credit
  • Returning WIC foods/formula for cash or credit
  • Purchasing unauthorized items
  • Altering WIC checks

WIC Vendor Abuse Includes The Following:

  • Redeeming WIC checks for cash, credit, or unauthorized items
  • Overcharging WIC shoppers
  • Failing to fill in the purchase price on the WIC check in the presence of the WIC participant. 
  • Physically or verbally threatening a WIC participant
  • Purchasing infant formula from unauthorized sources

How to file a complaint: Call 573-783-2747 Ext. 2001


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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Quick Contacts

Madison County Health Department
806 West College
Fredericktown, MO 63645
573-783-1131 24/7
FAX 573-783-8039

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