Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Learn everything you need to know about WIC's transition to the use of an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system to more easily access benefits at the grocery store.
WIC services are offered at various locations throughout the county. Visit this page to find out if they are in an area near you.
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What is WIC? Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their fifth birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care. Supplemental food is provided at no cost to participants.
Past experience shows that pregnant women who participate in the WIC Program have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.
In addition to appointments during our normal business hours, we offer walk-in hours on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Walk-in WIC services are offered for mother and baby appointments only.
Do I Qualify for WIC?
You may qualify for WIC services if you are pregnant, a woman breastfeeding an infant, a postpartum woman within six months of delivery or have a child under the age of 5.
The best ways to find out if you qualify are to:
- Submit the online interest form and someone from our staff will contact you.
- Call our WIC staff at 816-595-4358. If you are eligible for WIC benefits, the staff will provide you with information about how to apply.
Forms & Documents
If you are an existing or prospective WIC client, save yourself time by printing and completing the appropriate forms and diet sheets below before visiting our office:
- Nutrition Assessment for Children Ages 1-5 (PDF)
- Evaluación Sobre La Nutrición Para Niños de 1-5 Años (PDF)
- Nutrition Assessment for Infants (PDF)
- Evaluación Sobre La Nutrición Para Bebes (PDF)
- Nutrition Assessment for Women (PDF)
- Evaluación Sobre La Nutrición Para Mujeres (PDF)
Disclaimer & Nondiscrimination Statement
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. You can find the program's full disclaimer and nondiscrimination statement in English and Spanish here.