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.
- Live in Macoupin County or Surrounding Areas
- Be pregnant, breastfeeding, or a post-partum mother
- Meet the income guidelines and/or receive SNAP/TANF/Medicaid
A child may be certified by a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker.
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
- an EBT card with monthly WIC Approved benefits
- Benefits 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, Morgan Street Clinic, and Oakland Avenue Clinic
- Access to fluoride varnish treatments for eligible participants
The WIC office is located at 1115 Morgan Street, Carlinville, IL 62626
For more information about any of the above services or to make an appointment, please call 217-854-7272 and follow the prompts.
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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).
Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. 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 responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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].
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.