WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk and meet income guidelines. You may be eligible for WIC services if you answer yes to any of the following questions:
- Are you pregnant?
- Are you breastfeeding a baby?
- Have you had a baby recently?
- Do you have a child under the age of 5?
- Personalized nutrition information and support
- Electronic benefit transfer cards to buy healthy food
- Tips for eating well to improve health
- Breastfeeding support program
- Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family
The income guidelines (PDF), which are 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, are:
- $30,451 annually for a household of 2
- $38,443 annually for a household of 3
- $46,435 annually for a household of 4
- $54,427 annually for a household of 5
Online Prescreening Tool
The WIC Prescreening Tool usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete and can be used to determine if you may be eligible for WIC benefits. It is not an application for WIC.
If you have further questions about WIC, call 785-856-5350.
Dental Fluoride Varnish Clinics
No appointment needed!
• First Monday of month — 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Health Department clinic, 200 Maine St.
2018 — Aug. 6, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3
2019 — Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2
• Third Wednesday of month — 1:30-5 p.m., Health Department clinic, 200 Maine St.
2018 — Aug. 15, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19
2019 — Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18
A hygienist will perform the simple application of fluoride during a walk-in clinic at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine St. Studies show that fluoride varnish is most effective in preventing cavities when applied at least 3 times a year.
Children, ages 6 months to 18 years old who are uninsured or are on KanCare, are eligible. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form for the treatment and to provide the child’s medical card information. There is no charge.
Fluoride varnish is 5 percent sodium fluoride resin that is painted on teeth to help make the enamel stronger and more resistant to dental decay. This temporary resin is held in close contact to the tooth surface for 4 to 6 hours to allow absorption. It can be brushed off the teeth after a few hours or left on the teeth overnight.
2018 Kickin' It With WIC
Our annual event will be 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., on the second floor.
The event will focus on the importance of being active with lots of fun, inexpensive games. There also will be information about community services and programs.
“It’s important that children exercise regularly to set them on the path towards a lifetime of physical fitness and good health,” WIC Supervisor Rachel Levy said. “Children and adults alike are more likely to engage in exercise when it’s fun and convenient.”
Did you know?
Depression and anxiety are the most common complication in pregnancy and postpartum. They affect 1 in 7 women.
• Visit: Postpartum Support International to learn more.
• Visit: Build Your Village Douglas County to find local resources.
Be Prepared for Your WIC visit
To save time during your visit, please download and complete the WIC diet history forms in advance. If the paper work (diet history forms for certifications) is not completed prior to the appointment this may cause a delay in your scheduled appointment time or we may need to ask you to reschedule the appointment.
Diet history forms
Formularios de la dieta
- Cuestionario de Alimentación para Mamás Embarazadas
- Cuestionario de Alimentación para las Nuevas Mamás
- Cuestionario de Alimentación para Después del Parto por un Aborto Natural
- Cuestionario de Alimentación para Infantes de 0-6 meses
- Cuestionario de Alimentación para Niños de 6-24 meses
- Cuestionario de Alimentación para Niños de 2-5 años
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
• Mail — U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410;
• Fax — (202) 690-7442;
• Email — USDA.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.