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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
  • Lead Screening is also offered at ages 12 and 24 months.  For more information see the following links:  Oklahoma Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Lead Exposure Risk Assessment Questionnaire.

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

The following forms are routinely used by the WIC Program.  Completion of forms prior to your WIC appointment may expedite your clinic visit.  These forms may be faxed to 580-585-6657.  Please contact 580-585-6625 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.

English Spanish
Pregnant Woman Mujer Embarazada
Post Partum Woman  Para Mujueres Después del Parto
Infant Infante
Child Niño

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.

English Spanish
Notice of Proxy Aviso de Poder

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.

Exception Request for Formula/Food

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.

Call (580) 585-6625 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Important Information

Nutrition classes are currently held at Comanche County Health Department on the first and third Fridays.  Please call 580-585-6625 for times and topics.  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.

Comanche County Health Department also offers WIC eligibility appointments and nutrition education classes on Fort Sill on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  The topics currently are general nutrition and breastfeeding.  Please call the FT. Sill WIC office for times and more information at 580-558-8413.  If no answer at this number please call 580-585-6625.

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

Breast Feeding Information and Support

The Oklahoma State Department of Health views breastfeeding as the normal way of feeding babies. Breastfeeding helps babies get the best start in life.  It helps children reach their full potential for health and growth.  Mothers everywhere have found that breastfeeding can work.  CCHD offers a Peer Counseling Program that can help breastfeeding moms be successful.

WHAT DOES A PEER COUNSELOR DO?

  • Promotes breastfeeding and helps you make an informed decision about feeding your baby.
  • Contacts you to build confidence and support your breastfeeding goals.
  • Responds to breastfeeding questions or concerns you might have.
  • Refers you to WIC breastfeeding experts for more help.

HOW CAN A PEER COUNSELOR HELP YOU? Your WIC peer counselor can give you:

  • Ways to get a good start with breastfeeding.
  • Tips for making plenty of breast milk for your baby.
  • Help with breastfeeding concerns.
  • Ideas for getting support from your family and friends.
  • Ways you can stay close to your baby through breastfeeding after you return to work or school.
  • Tips for how to breastfeed comfortably and discreetly, even in public.

Moms Helping Moms - Loving Support Peer Counselor Information

WIC Breastfeeding and Support

OSDH Breastfeeding Information and Support 

Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

USDA WIC BreastFeeding Support Information

USDA WIC Resources to Help Moms make their breastfeeding goals (English and Spanish)

Breast Pumps

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

For WIC questions please call (580) 585-6625.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

 

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