Women, Infants and Children's Services

W.I.C.

W.I.C. is a supplemental nutrition program for:

Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth or after the    

  pregnancy ends)

Breastfeeding women (up to the infant’s 1st birthday)

Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or

  after the pregnancy ends)

Infants (up to the 1st birthday)

Children (up to age 5)


W.I.C. provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services.  Foods that are provided can include the following: milk, cereal, beans, juice, eggs, peanut butter, cheese, whole wheat bread, brown rice, tortillas, oatmeal, fruits, and vegetables.  W.I.C. also provides baby cereals and baby foods to infants as well as formula for infants who are not breastfed.  In order to participate in this program thru Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services you must live in Ford County and meet the W.I.C. income guidelines which can be found at the following website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-income-eligibility-guidelines

 

Family Case Management

Family Case Management is a comprehensive statewide management program that helps income eligible pregnant women, infants, and children to obtain healthcare services and other assistance that they may need in order to have a healthy pregnancy and to promote the child’s healthy development.  Clients that are enrolled in this program receive assistance in various areas including arranging primary healthcare services, receiving developmental screenings and referrals, lead screenings, and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services.  In order to participate in this program thru Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services you must live in Ford County or be a patient of a Gibson Area Hospital affiliated health care providerand meet the income guidelines.   

 

For more information about these programs and to see if you may qualify for these services, please call (217) 579-1087.       

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