Wednesday, May 24, 2017
     

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. http://www.kansaswic.org/families/

WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition information and support
  • Checks to buy healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family

WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health information on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more.

Cherokee County Health Dept offers WIC services in Cherokee, Labette and Montgomery Counties in Kansas.

Appointment Information

Call for an appointment for one of our five locations.
620-429-3338 or 1-888-405-5323 (toll free)

On the appointment day, be sure to bring the items listed below:

Completed  Diet Questioners

Proof of Identity (Examples)

  • Photo ID
  • Driver's license
  • School ID
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Military ID

Proof of ID for Child-Item with name and birth date (Examples)

  • Shot/immunization records
  • Birth certificate
  • Foster care/adoption papers
  • KS Medicaid card (must have birth date in on it)

WIC cannot accept Social Security Cards as proof of identity


Proof of Residency (must be less than 60 days old) (Examples)

  • Envelope that was mailed to you
  • Utility bill
  • Rent receipts
  • Official letter

Proof of Household Income of all people living in your house (Examples)

  • Paycheck stubs from current job for the past 30 days
  • Documentation of SSI, Disability, un-employment, child support, etc...
  • DCF benefit letter for TANF (cash), SNAP (food), or Medicaid
  • Medicaid/KanCare 19
  • Income guidelines see Kansas WIC Website

At the appointment there will be a brief review of foods you eat, medical history and current health status to determine the medical or nutritional need. If you or your child is found eligible for WIC benefits, the appointment will also include nutrition education.