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Blaine County Health Department                                    

Welcome to the website of the Blaine County Health Department.  We hope it is helpful for your personal health, the health of your family, and the health of our communities.

Our MISSION is "to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy."  Our VISION is "Creating a State of Health."  

We do this by monitoring the health of our communities, identifying and responding to health threats, providing timely and accurate information, enforcing laws that protect health, and providing quality services to prevent and control disease. 

 


 

WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program for low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age.  The WIC program is based on the size of the family and the income brought into the home.  WIC provides women, infants, and children with nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals for health care. 

A priority for the WIC program is to ensure that mothers and eligible families with young children have the nutritional knowledge necessary to assure their children's proper nutrition intake.  WIC provides nutritious foods tailored to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure good health, growth and development.  

Numerous studies have shown that pregnant women who participate in WIC have longer pregnancies leading to fewer premature births; have fewer low and very low birth-weight babies; experience fewer fetal and infant deaths; seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy and consume more of key nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium, and vitamins A and C.  The WIC program encourages and supports breastfeeding by providing a wide range of breastfeeding services and support activities to expectant and new mothers. 

To make an appointment for WIC service, contact the Blaine County Health Department at (580)623-7977 and for additional information visit http://www.ok.gov/health.

 


 

The Blaine County Health Department offers a variety of public health services to protect and promote health to our residents. Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about the services offered. 

Contact Information:
Blaine County Health Department
521 West 4th Street
Watonga, OK 73772
(580)623 -7977

Call today for more information or to make an appointment.

General Clinic Hours:
8 - 11:30 a.m.
1 - 4:30 p.m.

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