Shawnee County Health Department

Leading the way to a healthier Shawnee County.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Overview

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, and other services to families in Shawnee County who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age five, healthy.

Eligible Participants

  • Breastfeeding mothers, up to baby's first birthday
  • Infants and children under five years old
  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby's birth
  • Pregnant women

Participants must also fall within income guidelines. Visit the Program Income Eligibilty Chart for more information. To apply, call the WIC Office at (785) 251-5607.

Services

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Electronic benefit eWic card to buy healthy food at local grocery stores
  • Immunization screening and referral
  • Personalized nutrition information and support
  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family
  • Tips for eating well to improve health

Please Bring to Your Appointment:

Proof of Identification for Caregiver, such as:

  • Photo ID
  • Driver's license
  • School ID
  • Birth certificate
  • KS Medicaid card
  • Passport
  • Military ID

Proof of Identification for Child, such as:

  • Shot/immunization records
  • Birth certificate
  • Foster care/adoption papers
  • KS Medicaid card

Proof of residency, such as:

  • Business envelope that was mailed to you
  • Utility bill
  • Rent receipts

Proof of Household Income for all People Living in Your House, such as:

  • Paycheck stub, within 30 days from current job
  • DCF benefit letter for SNAP and cash assistance
  • Medicaid/Healthwave 19 card
  • Income tax form for self-employment

In addition, you will need to complete a Questionaire for your visit.