WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk and meet income guidelines. You may be eligible for WIC services if you answer yes to any of the following questions:
Available ServicesWIC provides:
- Personalized nutrition information and support
- Electronic benefit transfer cards to buy healthy food
- Tips for eating well to improve health
- Breastfeeding support program
- Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family
Formula vs. Breast Milk
Formula-fed babies are more susceptible to colds, flu and other health conditions, including:
Breastfeeding helps protect moms from:
The income guidelines (PDF), which are 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, are:
Online Prescreening Tool
The WIC Prescreening Tool usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete and can be used to determine if you may be eligible for WIC benefits. It is not an application for WIC.
If you have further questions about WIC, call 785-856-5350.
Dental Fluoride Varnish Clinics
No appointment needed!
A hygienist will perform the simple application of fluoride during a walk-in clinic at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine St. Studies show that fluoride varnish is most effective in preventing cavities when applied at least 3 times a year.
Children, ages 6 months to 18 years old who are uninsured or are on KanCare, are eligible. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form for the treatment and to provide the child’s medical card information. There is no charge.
Fluoride varnish is 5 percent sodium fluoride resin that is painted on teeth to help make the enamel stronger and more resistant to dental decay. This temporary resin is held in close contact to the tooth surface for 4 to 6 hours to allow absorption. It can be brushed off the teeth after a few hours or left on the teeth overnight.
Did you know?
Depression and anxiety are the most common complication in pregnancy and postpartum. They affect 1 in 7 women.
• Visit: Postpartum Support International to learn more.
• Visit: Build Your Village Douglas County to find local resources.
Be Prepared for Your WIC visit
To save time during your visit, please download and complete the WIC diet history forms in advance. If the paper work (diet history forms for certifications) is not completed prior to the appointment this may cause a delay in your scheduled appointment time or we may need to ask you to reschedule the 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, https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/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:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.