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Blaine County Health Department

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WIC

Purpose

The goal of WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program is to give our children the best possible start in life. This is done by providing nutrition education, breast feeding support, healthy foods, and health care referrals during the critical stages of fetal and childhood development. It is a nutrition education and supplemental food program for pregnant, breast-feeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to five years of age.

Contact to OSDH WIC web site: WIC

WIC Food Card - Card

National USDA WIC site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Outreach

The Blaine County Health Department will be pleased to provide an outreach speaker to share information, discuss eligibility issues, and answer questions regarding the WIC program. Please call (580) 623-7977 for more information.

Who is eligible for WIC?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently given birth
  • Infants
  • Children up to the age of five

Will I qualify for WIC benefits?

You might qualify if you:

  • Live in the state of Oklahoma
  • Have a family income within program limits
  • Are determined to be at nutritional risk
  • Receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF - you are automatically income eligible for WIC benefits.
  • Click here for the online prescreening tool to help determine if you qualify.

Services Provided

During your appointment:

  • Your WIC professional will ask for a brief health and eating history
  • You will receive a weight and height check along with a finger blood test for anemia
  • You will learn how WIC foods will help you and your child
  • If you are eligible, you will receive your WIC food instruments on the day of your appointment and can go directly to the grocery store
  • Other follow-up appointments will be made for nutrition education and brief health assessments

Examples of typical WIC foods:

  • Milk
  • Lactose-reduced milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Juice
  • Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Eggs
  • Formula
  • Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain breads, brown rice and corn or whole wheat tortillas
  • Tofu

The following forms are routinely used by the WIC Program.  Completion of forms prior to your WIC appointment may expedite your clinic visit.  Please contact 580-623-7977 for additional information and questions.

WIC Nutrition/Health Assessment

The WIC Nutrition/Health Assessment forms for pregnant women, postpartum women, infants, and children are part of a complete nutrition assessment and capture medical history information necessary for determining WIC eligibility.

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Notice of Proxy

The Notice of Proxy provides a mechanism to enable WIC participants to be represented by another person to continue program benefits when they are unable to come to the clinic during regular hours.

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Exception Request for Formula/Food
WIC provides supplemental infant formula. A WIC formula contract is required by the USDA and infants on standard milk-based or soy-based formula must be issued a contract formula. Oklahoma WIC currently has a contract with Gerber Good Start brand infant formulas. If your infant or child requires a medical formula, his or her healthcare provider may request that WIC make an exception by completing an Exception Request for Formula/Food. Formula exceptions are not guaranteed. Each one is considered on an individual basis and approval is dependent on funding. Formulas may not be issued solely for the purpose of enhancing nutrient intake or managing body weight and are not authorized for a non-specific formula or food intolerance.

Fees

No fee is charged.

Clinic Hours/How to Make an Appointment

Monday through Friday
8:00 to 5:00

Due to current staffing issues, BCHD will have to make adjustments to clinics.  Clients who make appointments will have priority.  Walk-ins will be seen based on staff availability.  In order to better serve you, please call to check service availability - (580) 623-7977.

Important Information

Blaine County Health Department does offer nutrition classes each month by appointment.  Please call to schedule your appointment (580) 623-7977.  On-line Nutrition Education classes are available for some classes - Click here to begin your online nutrition education. All you need to create an account is your demographics ID from your WIC Clinic.

WIC contracts with certain formula companies to use their products. Other formulas may be provided for infants with documented special needs.

For those who wish to breast feed, breast pumps will be issued, if available, and you meet requirements.

For questions and more information please call (580) 623-7977.

USDA, OSDH, and BCHD are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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