Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
WIC is a health and nutrition program that helps pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children (up to age five) eat well and stay healthy. To be eligibile for services, a woman must:
- Live in Macoupin County or Surrounding Areas
- Be pregnant, a new mother, or have a child under five years of age
- Meet the income guidelines
For specific income guidelines and additional information about WIC click here
WIC services available for qualifying participants include:
- Assessment of nutritional needs
- Nutrition counseling and a variety of learning opportunities
- Coupons to receive nutritious food (food packages vary depending on certification category)
- Breastfeeding promotion and support
- Hemoglobin Testing
- Immunization referral
- Access to Blood Lead Testing and Lead Poisoning Education for eligible participants
- Referral to Car Seat Check Ups by certified car seat technicians
- Referral to Healthy Families Illinois Program which is a home visiting program designed for first time moms.
- Linkage to other important programs
- Referrals to other health and social service agencies such as Maple Street Clinic and Morgan Street Clinic
- Access to fluoride varnish treatments for eligible participants
The WIC office is located at 1115 Morgan Street, Carlinville, IL 62626
Call 217-854-7272 for more information about any of the above services or to make an appointment.
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:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.