New WIC Guidelines and Information

The WIC program at the Platte County Health Department provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to five years of age who are at risk for poor nutrition. Services are based on medical and income eligibility.

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines, which are based on 185% of poverty level, have changed. Beginning April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014, a family of two is eligible for WIC services if gross income does not exceed $28, 694 annually, $2,392 monthly or $552 weekly. For each additional family member living in the household, the family can earn an additional $7,437 annually, $620 monthly, or $144 weekly and still be eligible for the program. Please note that a pregnant woman is counted as two family members.

The Platte County Health Department’s WIC budget now permits 1,687 clients to be seen each month.

By promoting and encouraging breastfeeding and improving the diets of low-income women, infants and children, the WIC program improves the health status of a vulnerable population during a critical growth period.

WIC is administered by the Platte County Health Department in Platte City and Parkville. Persons interested in applying or in need of more information should contact the Parkville office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at (816) 587-5998, or the Platte City office on Mondays from 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at (816) 858-2412.

For more information about WIC or about the multitude of other services provided by the Platte County Health Department, please call the listed offices or visit www.plattecountyhealthdept.com.

WIC is an equal opportunity provider. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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