Information about the Stickney Township Public Health Department WIC Program

The WIC program is a special supplementary food and nutrition program sponsored by the USDA. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, along with nutritious foods and referrals. WIC services pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children (until 5 years of age).

Stickney Township WIC Program Location and Hours

Stickney Public Health District South Clinic
5635 State Road in Burbank, Illinois

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Monday: 8:00 am - noon, 1-4 pm*
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8am - 4 pm*
Friday: 8:30 - Noon*

*If you need an Early Bird or later appointment,
please contact us at 708-237-8958 (Direct Line).



The Stickney PHD WIC Program welcomes participants who meet the following criteria:

Be an Illinois resident

Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman

Be an infant or child through 5 years of age

Meet income guidelines

Have a medical or nutritional need

If you are interested in finding out more about the WIC Program or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at 708-237-8958 wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

Additional information may be obtained at www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-eligibility-requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at my WIC appointment?

You will be seen by the WIC Intake Staff who will verify all of your information and explain WIC to you. Next, you will be seen by the WIC CMA, who will take your height, weight, and hemoglobin finger stick (if required). The WIC Nutritionist will assess for health and /or nutrition risk factors provide nutrition information and make referrals. Food benefits are prescribed, downloaded, and explained.

What kind of nutritious foods will WIC provide?

WIC Food Packages vary depending on category (Pregnant, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Infant and Child). Food packages may include:

Milk
Cheese
Yogurt
Tofu
Eggs
100% unsweetened juice
Cereal
Canned tuna or pink salmon
Whole grain choices of: whole wheat bread & buns, whole wheat pasta, soft corn tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, brown rice, bulgur or oatmeal
Vouchers for fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables
Peanut butter
Dried peas, beans or lentils
Infant formula
Medically prescribed formula
Infant cereal
Baby food jars of fruit and vegetables

Can I still work and be on the WIC Program?

Yes.  The WIC Program follows the 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

Can I be receiving LINK (food stamps) and WIC at the same time?

Yes.  Your LINK Card is not reduced because you are participating in the WIC Program.

How do I get in touch with the WIC Program?

If you are interested in finding more out about the WIC Program or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at:  708-237-8958 or wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

 

Welcome to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program!

Attention WIC Participants!

Check out the WIC Food Centers to redeem your WIC Benefits for food and formula! Please call the WIC Food Center for formula inventory BEFORE heading over. New Store Hours started 11/1/2022!

Here is a link for more information in English and en español. Or, check out their website at: https://www.wicgrocery.org/locations

Income Guidelines

Select an image below to load a printable version of an income guideline.

WIC Income guidelines in English

WIC Income guidelines in Spanish

WIC Income Guidelines in Arabic

Attention WIC Participants! The WIC Food List has recently been updated. Please review before redeeming benefits. As a reminder, please use the BNFT app scanner. If you have any questions, please contact us at 708-237-8958.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

View the entire nondiscrimination statement in English

  Ver la declaracion completa de no discriminacion en espanol



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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: Nicole

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Hi! I am Nicole, the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor here at Stickney WIC. I have been a Peer Counselor for 6 years. I have breastfed all 3 of my children for 27 months (about 2 and a half years). With my first 2 children, I struggled with breastfeeding, I Googled things to see if situations were “normal.” I cried at myself thinking I was not doing a good enough job for my little one.

After becoming a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, I realized that we, as moms, are amazing! When my third came along, I had breastfeeding down to a science thanks to our wonderful Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program! While we all may struggle, you will not be alone going through the journey of breastfeeding. As a Peer Counselor, I am your guide, here to help you with navigation and assuring you that yes, this is all ‘normal’! If you have more questions about the program, please call or stop into WIC today!

Please feel free to contact me at: 708-237-8983.

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WIC Participants:  Interested in doing your nutrition education requirement online?  Visit www.wichealth.org (available in English and Spanish).  Wichealth.org has great information and can be done at your convenience.  Completed certificates can be printed and brought into the WIC office or emailed to: wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org.

WIC Food List

WIC food list in English Download a printable version of this flyer in English.

WIC Food List en español Descargue una versión imprimible de este volante en español.