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 meet the following W.I.C. income 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 meet the W.I.C. income guidelines listed above.   

 

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


 

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


   

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