What is WIC?
WIC is a federally funded program administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health that provides nutrition education and supplemental food for those who qualify.
Studies show WIC helps:
- Reduce miscarriages and get babies off to a healthier start
- Reduce premature births
- Increase the birth weight of newborns
- Decrease the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children
- Improve the diets of women who are pregnant or have recently given birth
- Achieve recommended weight gain throughout pregnancy
- Increase early prenatal care
- Improve children's diets to make them healthier
What does WIC provide?
-Nutrition and breastfeeding education and counseling
-Checks to purchase foods such as: milk, juice, cheese, cereal, beans, eggs, peanut butter, tuna, carrots, or infant formula
-Breast pumps for mothers who qualify
-Referrals to health and social services
Who is eligible for WIC?
-Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently given birth
-Children up to the age of 5
Who may apply for WIC services for an infant or child?
-Parent, Guardian, or proxy
How can I qualify for WIC benefits?
-Live in the state of Oklahoma
-Have a family income within program limits
-You will need to provide proof of identification, income, and address when you come for your WIC appointment
-You may be eligible for WIC if you receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF benefits.
How do I apply for WIC?
-Call the WIC clinic in McCurtain County at (580) 286-6628.
** This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. **
For more information visit: WIC Works