The Women, Infants and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) helps families learn about breastfeeding, making healthy food choices and living a healthy lifestyle.

WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and women who recently delivered up to 6 months, as well as infants and children up to their 5th birthday.

Click here to learn more about Missouri WIC.

Click here for the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement. 

Benefits of WIC

Breastfeeding education and support

  • Breastfeeding Class I (Benefits of Breastfeeding)
    Mon: 1:30 p.m.,
    Thu: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Breastfeeding Class II (How to Breastfeed)
    Mon: 2:30 p.m.
    Thu: 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Breast pumps on priority basis and stock is limited

Healthy foods that will save you $60-$75 each month

  • Fresh and frozen fruits and veggies
  • Milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese
  • Canned/dried beans, peanut butter
  • Canned fish (exclusively breastfeeding women)
  • Whole grain cereal, brown rice, whole wheat breads and/or tortillas
  • 100 percent juice
  • Baby foods

To apply for WIC contact:

WIC-Swope Health Services
816-599-5983 Fax
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays

Your First WIC visit

Eligibility to participate in the program is determined by income and nutritional risk. Participants receive a health screening and nutrition risk assessment.

If you are pregnant or a new mother with an infant you wish to certify for the program, you and your child must come for the first WIC visit. Please bring the following information:

  • Proof of ID
    For an infant, you may bring hospital discharge papers, crib card, nursery bracelet, birth certificate or shot record.For a child, please bring a birth certificate or shot record.

    For an adult, please bring a driver’s license, work/school ID, military card or passport.

  • Proof of Address
    Please bring a utility/personal bill, rent or mortgage receipt or pay stub that has been issued within the past 30 days.
  • Proof of Income
    Please bring a recent pay stub, bank statement, unemployment letter, social security statement, SNAP/TANF award letter, foster child placement letter/foster parent award letter.

Your gross income must fall within the WIC Program guidelines.

If you have a Medicaid card, please bring a card for each person enrolling in the program. Click here to apply for Medicaid (MO Healthnet for children).

WIC benefits will not be issued without these proofs and your certification appointment will be rescheduled.

WIC checks cannot be replaced if they are lost, stolen, or expired.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.