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Stickney Township WIC Program Location and Hours

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

Monday: 8:30 am to noon and 1-4 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8 am to 12:30 pm and 1-4 pm
Friday: Available for inquiries and to make appointments

Inquire about new early bird and noon appointments.


Women, Infants and Children (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). Additional information may be obtained at www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-eligibility-requirements.



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

Be an Illinois resident

Meet income eligibility guidelines
https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/wic/wic-2018-2019-income-eligibility-guidelines.pdf

Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman

Be an infant or child through 5 years of age

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) 424-9200 x2158 wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at my WIC appointment?

You will be seen by the WIC Clerk who will verify all of your information and explain WIC to you.  Next, you will be seen by the WIC Nurse who will take your height, weight, hemoglobin finger stick (if required) and blood pressure (if required).  The WIC Nutritionist will assess for health and /or nutrition risk factors provide nutrition information and make referrals.  Food Instruments (coupons) are prescribed, produced, and explained.  You may take the food coupons to any WIC approved store for redemption.

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
Eggs
100% unsweetened juice
Cereal
Canned tuna or pink salmon
Whole grain choices of:  whole wheat bread, soft corn tortillas, brown rice 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
Whole Wheat Pasta

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:  708-424-9200 x2158 or wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

 

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WIC Participants:  Interested in doing your nutrition education requirement online?  Visit www.wichealth.org.  This website is 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.

Nicole's Kids'

A Message from our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Hi everyone! I’m Nicole the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. It has been a busy year for us all. A long road trip to TX with a 3 y/o and a 17 month old, & if you’re ever looking for something to test your patience and sanity as a mom, I suggest a 24 hour journey that’s suppose to be your vacation. I went from working 3 jobs to 2, I still cook when I can for my family and on those rare days that I suddenly feel like Martha Stewart, I’ll bake. I have breastfed both my children. I breastfed my daughter Maggie for 4 months and I breastfed James, my son, for 14 months. It was a struggle but in the end, it was very rewarding. I gave myself a goal and it was met, something I wasn’t able to do with my first child. I’m here to help women with their breastfeeding goals no matter how difficult it may seem to them. If you have any questions about breastfeeding, just stop into WIC to meet with me!

Nicole is available for breastfeeding support and information or any questions. Please contact our WIC Office @ 708-424-9200 x2158 for more details.