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. Pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are income eligible and at nutritional risk qualify for the WIC program.
WIC strives to improve the health of participants by providing the following benefits:
- Nutritious food benefits provided on an EBT card
- Nutrition education and counseling
- Referrals to other health and social service agencies
Participants must meet USDA income standards. These standards can be viewed here.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT FIRST WIC APPOINTMENT
Upon arrival of your first WIC appointment, a LCHD nurse will assess height, weight and hemoglobin as well as discuss nutrition, tips and health history. This will allow the nurse to provide you with personalized education and WIC food packages. More information on foods provided with WIC can be found here: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=125629
- Immunizations - Child immunizations are provided at the LCHD as well as lead screenings.
- Case Management- A case manager will be assigned to the mother to identify other possible service needs such as: family planning, transportation, postpartum depression counseling and infant development milestone detection.
- Breastfeeding Education & Counseling - If mother is eligible for Medicaid, a breast pump can be provided. LCHD breastfeeding peer counselor will assist mothers on the set up, cleaning and storage of milk, establish a pumping plan as needed and answer any latching or feeding questions.
- Behavioral Health - LCHD staff can provide counseling sessions and resources to pregnant and postpartum mothers with depression and anxiety. A mother's mental health is extremely important, and the LCHD staff is here to help!
- 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.
What to Know Before Your Appointment
recommended ob providers (accepts IL Medicaid and private insurance)
Dr. Walsh (Jenna Kitner, NP and Katie Parker, NP) - Primary Care Clinic, 2111 Lexington Ave, Lawrenceville, IL 62439, 618-943-7214
Rural Health Clinic - Robinson 1101 North Allen Street, Robinson, IL 62454, 618-544-8500
Dr. Risa Hatten & Dr. William Padgett - 1200 N East St, Olney, IL 62450, 618-395-5222
Dr. Reid - 7839 S. Professional Drive, Fort Branch, IN 47648, 812-753-5950
recommended ob providers (accepts most private insurance, but please check with your insurance company):
Good Samaritan Hospital OB Providers:
Dr. Arnett-- 700 Willow St #201, Vincennes, IN, 812-885-8030
Dr. Blackwell-- 700 Willow St Ste 203, Vincennes, IN, 812-882-1000
Dr.O’Rourke--700 Willow St Ste 203, Vincennes, IN, 812-882-1000
Dr. Ludwig-Family Practice-- 406 N 1st St, Vincennes, IN 812-885-6840
Dr. Steinman- Family Practice--406 N 1st St, Vincennes, IN 47591, 812-882-1106
Deaconess Womens' Hospital OB Providers: https://www.deaconess.com/Find-a-Doctor/Doctor-Search/?specialty=Obstetrics+Gynecology
St. Vincent OB Providers: https://healthcare.ascension.org/doctors/in/evansville/obstetrics-gynecology
Pediatricians that accept IL Medicaid and private insurance:
Other Pediatric Providers that accept most private insurance (check with your insurance company):
Lawrence County Health Department Public Health Clinic
Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday:
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST