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Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties

WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program

Human Services Office - Faribault County

412 N Nicollet St, Blue Earth, MN, 56013-1247

Distance: 1006 Miles

(507) 526-3265

Website

http://www.fmchs.com

Service Details

Description

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that assists eligible low income pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children to eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.


WIC services include:
* Nutrition information for having a healthy pregnancy and for feeding your family
* Support for breastfeeding
* Vouchers for purchasing nutritious foods
* Referrals to other health and/or social services for you and your family


To find grocery stores that accept WIC vouchers, go to:
https://www.health.state.mn.us/forms/cfh/wicstores


To see foods available through WIC and how to use your WIC vouchers (file download): http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/vendor/fpchng/shopguide.pdf


Features

  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Medical Services
    • Nutrition assessment and/or counseling 
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients 
  • Specialization
    • Family 
    • Female 
    • People with low income 

Eligibility

Who is eligible for WIC?
* Women who are pregnant or have been pregnant within the past 6 months
* Breastfeeding women (within the first year of birth)
* Infants, birth to 1 year, and children, from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday


Parents (and foster parents or guardians) of children under 5 years of age can apply for their children.


To be eligible for WIC in Minnesota, a family must also:
* Be living in Minnesota. Apply in the county where you live.


* Meet WIC income guidelines, or be enrolled in another program such as MinnesotaCare.


To find out if you might be eligible go to: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/eligibilityinfo.html


Application Instructions

To find a WIC clinic near you and schedule an appointment, go to http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/connect/index.cfm?article=wicdirectory.welcome


Bring to your appointment:
* All children under 5 years old
* Proof of identity for each woman and child
* Proof of all income for the family
* Proof of address


For more information about what to bring and expect, go to: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/aboutwic/appts.html


Fees

There is no fee for this service.


Area Served

Faribault County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 526-3265
FAX (507) 526-2039
TDD (507) 526-3265

Last Update

10/3/2019

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