What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) that provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC strives to improve the health of participants by providing the following benefits:

  • Nutritious food coupons
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Links to other health and social service agencies


Clients can complete nutrition education courses without a scheduled appointment by visiting the following link: https://www.wichealth.org/ .
Once the lesson is completed, a certificate is emailed to the WIC staff.

Foods provided with WIC:

  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Dried Peas
  • Dried Beans
  • Eggs
  • Fruit
  • Infant Cereal
  • Infant Juice
  • Instant Formula
  • Juice
  • Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vegetables


WIC is offered to persons who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Postpartum Women (up to 6 months after delivery)
  • Breastfeeding Women (up to 12 months after delivery)
  • Infants
  • Children up to 5 years

Nutrition/Health Risk
A nutrition and health assessment includes:

  • Height & Weight Measurements
  • Hematocrit or Hemoglobin
  • Health History & Diet Assessment

Participants must meet USDA income standards. These standards can be viewed here.

Lawrence County Health Department

What to Know Before Your Appointment

  • Bring WIC ID card, proof of address and proof of income for the last 30 days of all household members.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled appointment time. The LCHD has the right to reschedule appointments for those individuals who are more than 15 minutes late.
  • Present immunization records.
  • Provide insurance information.

Lawrence County Health Department Public Health Clinic

  • P.O. Box 516
    11362 Country Club Rd.
    Lawrenceville, IL 62439

  • (618) 943-7589
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Wednesday:
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST