WIC helps supply nutritious foods so that pregnant women, new moms and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC helps children reach their full growth potential and WIC children enter school ready to learn and show better cognitive performance.
Interested in becoming a WIC client? Please fill out the following form to the best of your ability. This form does not automatically enroll you, it provides the WIC agency with the information to contact you for enrollment. It's that easy!
Annual News Release: The Butler County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2022 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Butler County Health Department will be able to serve 1692 persons eligible for WIC every month.
Butler County Health Department is recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic and a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
A Milk Depot is a conveniently located collection site for approved human milk donors. Area donors that have been approved by The Milk Bank can drop off their excess breastmilk at the Depot. These donations are collected and sent to The Milk Bank where they will be bottled, pasteurized, and tested for sterility by an independent lab before being dispensed to an ordering hospital or to an outpatient with a physician’s prescription. Anyone interested in becoming a donor must first contact The Milk Bank at 317-536-1670 or online at themilkbank.org/donate.
Donor Milk Express
The Milk Bank’s Donor Milk Express program has the unique ability to provide families in our communities with a readily available source of pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM). Quick access to PDHM allows parents of healthy newborns to supplement with human milk instead of formula, providing babies with a healthy start and parents with peace of mind. Donor Milk Express is available to help bridge the gap between leaving the hospital and a successful breastfeeding routine.
More information, questions or to get started on this process contact Jentsy Philpot at 573-785-7044.
WIC applicants must meet eligibility requirements under the following Categorical, Residential, Income, and Nutrition Risk criteria…
Who is eligible?
WIC participants receive benefits to purchase specific foods at the grocery store each month which are designed to supplement their diets. WIC foods are high in one or more of the following nutrients:
Different food packages are provided for different categories of participants. WIC foods may include:
WIC participants are required to receive nutrition education at least once between every certification and mid-certification. Nutrition education is available one on one with a nutritionist on staff or an online option is available for non-high risk participants.
Our health department encourages families to breastfeed and offers the following breastfeeding services:
WIC refers clients to a variety of health and social service agencies and programs. Examples include: MO Health Net, Food Stamps, Prenatal care, Prenatal Case Management, Medical and Dental Services, Family Planning, Immunizations, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Head Start, Early Childhood, First Steps and Food Assistance Programs.
Call Butler County Health Department at 573-785-7044 to schedule an appointment. Evening clinic hours are available every Thursday. Satellite clinics are offered in Neelyville. Applicants must bring the following to the certification appointment:
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.