Please call if you are in need of WIC services, we are happy to assist you.
McDonough County Health Department WIC hours are Monday and Tuesday in the afternoon from 12:30-5:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Call us at 309-837-9951 ext 2270 to see if you qualify for the program or to schedule an appointment.
To safeguard the health of income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
What is WIC?
WIC is a supplemental program that provides nutritious foods, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC serves income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. WIC is not an entitlement program through which Congress sets aside funds to allow every eligible individual to participate in the program. It is a federal grant program. The grant monies are dispersed to the various sites nationwide that participate in the WIC program.
How WIC helps:
WIC reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality, reduces low birth weight rates and increases the duration of pregnancy, improves the growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children, decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children, improves the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women and improves weight gain in pregnant women. Pregnant women participating in WIC receive prenatal care earlier. Children enrolled in the program are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and have up to date immunizations. It also improves children’s diets as well as their cognitive development.
Fillable Medically Prescribed Formula Form (Updated November 2023)
Income Eligibility Guidelines (Updated July 2023)
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.