Miller County Health Center was recently notified by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that the WIC income guidelines increased on May 16. 2018.

Miller County Health Center was recently notified by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that the WIC income guidelines increased on May 16. 2018. WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that is provided through the United States Department of Agriculture. The purpose of WIC is to improve the health and wellbeing of its participants. It helps mother and young children eat well and stay healthy.

WIC Provides:

Breastfeeding education and support

Nutrition and health education

Personalized nutrition counseling

Referrals to other health programs for you and your family

Checks to buy nutritious foods

On-Line Nutrition Education

Eligible WIC participants are women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or whose pregnancy recently ended. Infants and children under 5 years old also qualify for WIC. You must also meet income guidelines to be on WIC and have a health or nutritional risk.

WIC participants are required to bring in proof of income for each person living in their household. Anyone on MoHealthnet, Medicaid, food stamps, SNAP, or TANF automatically meets the income qualifications. You must also bring in proof of your current address such as a rent receipt or utility bill. Proof of identification is also required for each person receiving WIC benefits.

WIC checks are used at local grocery stores for specific food items. Local stores accepting WIC checks include: Wood’s in Eldon and Lake Ozark; Gerbes in Eldon; Town & Country in Iberia; Hy-Vee, Dierberg’s and Wal-Mart in Osage Beach.

WIC foods include: milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, juice, cereal, fruits, vegetables, tuna, salmon, sardines, bread, rice, tortillas, pasta, beans, peanut butter, and baby food. We do encourage and recommend breastfeeding, but mothers can receive infant formula if needed for their babies.

WIC participants also receive checks to purchase fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. A participant can pay the difference when their fruit and vegetable purchase exceeds the value of their WIC check. Participants can choose to pay the difference with cash, check, credit/debit card or SNAP EBT card.

Miller County Health Center is located at 2125 Highway 52, just west of Tuscumbia. Evening appointments are available for working parents. Please call 573-369-2359 for more information or to make a WIC appointment.