WIC

Who is Eligible for WIC?

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/index.html

The residents who meet the program's liberal income guidelines:

  • Pregnant women
  • Women breastfeeding an infant under 1 year of age
  • Women who have a baby less than 6 months old
  • Infants and children up to 5 years old -- If the child is 5 years old, apply to MAC at the local Prairie Five CAC. http://www.prairiefive.com
  • Participation in Food Stamps, MFIP, or Medical Assistance is automatic income qualification for an individual.
  • Higher income guidelines apply to pregnant women and children under 2. Call your local public health office for more information.

How do you sign up for WIC?

Call the Countryside Public Health office in your county to schedule an appointment.

  • Big Stone County  320-839-6135
  • Chippewa County  320-269-2174
  • Lac qui Parle County  320-598-7313
  • Swift County  320-843-4546
  • Yellow Medicine County  320-564-3010

WIC Clinic Locations

  • Big Stone County
    • Ortonville - Countryside Office, 342 2nd St NW
  • Chippewa County
    • Clara City - Community Center, 214 1st St NW
    • Montevideo - Countryside Office, 719 N 7th St
  • Lac qui Parle County
    • Madison - LQP Multi Media Room, 455 5th Ave
  • Swift County
    • Appleton - Civic Center, 323 Schlieman Ave W
    • Benson - Countryside Office, 201 13th St S
  • Yellow Medicine County
    • Canby - MN West College, 1011 1st St W
    • Granite Falls - Countryside Office, 415 9th Ave

What Does WIC Provide?

Nutrition information, infant and child feeding tips, breastfeeding counseling, referrals for health care, and supplemental foods for women and children:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Juice
  • Iron Fortified Cereals
  • Peanut Butter and/or Dried Peas and Beans

Infants receive the following:

  • Infant Cereal
  • Iron Fortified

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