Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Some infant formula was recalled in February 2022, resulting in a shortage. Find helpful information, including do's and don'ts from pediatricians and nutritionists.
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.
Get more info about our After Hours Support Line, breast pumping resources and how to join our breastfeeding events.
WIC services are offered at various locations throughout the county. Visit this page to find out if they are in an area near you.
- Farmers Markets: Clay County WIC is participating in the Missouri WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP). WIC participants 4 months of age and older are eligible to receive $20 in benefits to be used for eligible foods at a farmers market or roadside stand with an authorized farmer. Eligible foods include fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables and fresh cut herbs. Benefits will be issued July through September 30, 2023 while supplies last. All benefits must be used by October 31, 2023.
- Benefits Update: From January to September 2023, WIC benefits will be increased for fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. The new amounts will be $25 per month for child participants, $44 per month for pregnant and postpartum participants and $49 per month for breastfeeding participants. Learn more.
- Discontinuing Similac for Spit-Up: Beginning January 1, 2023, Missouri WIC will issue Enfamil A.R. in place of Similac for Spit-Up. This move is due to Abbott discontinuing the production of Similac for Spit-Up. For participants who wish to continue using this type of formula, a doctor’s note (Medical Documentation Form WIC-27) will be required to issue Enfamil A.R. to your benefits. As benefits are currently being issued for January 2023, you may need to bring the doctor’s note to your next WIC appointment.
What is WIC?
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services like:
- Free, supplemental food using an eWIC card
- Health screenings and risk assessments
- Breastfeeding support
- Referrals to health care
Who is WIC for?
You can apply for WIC as soon as you learn you are pregnant.
Data 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.
Breastfeeding & Postpartum Women
Postpartum is up to six months after delivery.
Our WIC staff includes a breastfeeding peer counselor that teaches new and soon-to-be moms about breastfeeding and supports them through their journey.
Children up to 5 years old
Forms & Documents
If you are an existing or prospective WIC client, save yourself time by completing the appropriate online forms below before visiting our office.
*Español/Spanish version available. Click the top right button to change language.
If your child has a medical condition that requires the use of special formula and conventional foods are precluded, restricted or inadequate to meet his or her special nutritional needs, please ask your Medical Provider to complete the following form: Medical Documentation - Health Care Provider Authorization.
Main Clinic Location:
WIC appointment times vary
Monday - Thursday:
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m everyday)
WIC on YouTube
Check out our channel (by clicking the images below) for a variety of helpful and fun videos.
- Who in my family is eligible for WIC?
- Can fathers, grandparents, guardians, or foster parents apply for benefits for the children living in their households?
- Do I need to be enrolled in Medicaid to participate in WIC?
- If I already receive SNAP benefits, can I also sign up for WIC?
- Are there other assistance programs that I might be eligible for?
- Do I need to be a US citizen to enroll?
- Can WIC help with special dietary needs?
- How long do I have to wait for benefits after signing up?
- Are families ever denied WIC because too many people sign up?
Disclaimer & Nondiscrimination Statement
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. You can find the program's full disclaimer and nondiscrimination statement in English and Spanish here.