HomeWomen, 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 eligible 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 East Morgan Street, Carlinville, IL 62626
Call 217-854-7272 for more information about any of the above services or to make an appointment.