Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program with a strong emphasis on education about nutrition-based health. The program provides nutrition education, screening, risk assessment, and counseling to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to five years old.
WIC also provides checks to help with the purchase of nutritious supplemental foods like milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, whole grain foods and fruits and vegetables at local grocery stores. New mothers who are breastfeeding may receive an enhanced food package.
WIC is open to individuals who meet income guidelines and are determined by health professionals to be at nutritional risk. An unborn child is counted as a member of the family when eligibility is determined.
Individuals who are interested in WIC services should call (417)581-2385 to schedule an appointment.
In addition to nutrition education and food vouchers, WIC provides breastfeeding support and dental health education. Staff also provide referrals for childhood immunizations, blood lead testing and mental health services.
Hours of Operation
The Christian County WIC Office is located at 301 E. Brick Street in Ozark. It is open Monday, Tuesday*, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
*2nd and 4th Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm