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WIC

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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 Comanche 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) 585-6625 to arrange a meeting time and place.

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
  • If you 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 and pasta
  • Tofu

Fees

No fee is charged.

Clinic Hours/How to Make an Appointment

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for clinical services and 5:00 PM for non clinical services.
 

Walk-in services are offered.  Please call ahead to make sure that a nurse is available.

Call for an appointment (580) 585-6625

Important Information

Nutrition classes are held on Fridays, AM and PM.  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.

Providers

Services are usually provided by RNs, LPNs, or PCAs.  For questions please call (580) 585-6625.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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