Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

 

For additional information contact the Grace Hill WIC
program at (314) 898-1700 or (314) 898-1730

 

Grace Hill offers WIC services through staff located at four of it’s locations and also at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Health Center.

 

What is W.I.C.

W.I.C. is a supplemental food and Nutrition program benefiting Pregnant, Breastfeeding, and Post Partum women, infants and children.
WIC is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, usually administered by the State Department of Health and Senior Services.
The National W.I.C. program was established in 1972 when a National Nutritional Survey found anemia and inadequate growth to be common among American Families. These conditions can adversely affect brain size and cognitive ability.

 

W.I.C.'s Mission

W.I.C.’s primary mission is to give our most vulnerable children the best possible start by providing nutrition education and healthy food during the critical stages of fetal and childhood development and to achieve optimal nutritional status for children before they start school.

 

What are the benefits?

• Providing nutritious
W.I.C.-approved foods, such as cheese, milk, cereals, eggs, peanut butter, beans, juice, fruits,
vegetables, whole-grain bread and much more.

• Helping women find prenatal care, health insurance, family planning options, and general medical care for the mother and child

• Providing nutrition education to promote healthy eating and active living

• Promoting and encouraging breast-feeding

• Offering clients health and nutrition
education from Registered Dietitians,
Nutrition Education Counselors, and
Breastfeeding Counseling.

 

W.I.C. and Nutrition Service Locations

Murphy-O’Fallon Health Center
1717 Biddle St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 814-8566 or (314) 814-8567

Soulard-Benton Health Center
2220 Lemp St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 814-8666 or (314) 814-8682

Grace Hill South Health Center
3930 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 898-1754 or (314) 898-1755

 

Watertower Health Center
4414 N. Florissant Ave., St. Louis MO 63107
(314) 898-1730 or (314) 898-1731

 

MHD Comprehensive Health Center

5471 Martin Luther King Dr., St. Louis, MO 63112

(314) 367-5820 Ext 2250

 

Prince Hall Family Support Center

4411 North Newstead, St. Louis, MO 63115

(314) 383-3923

 

Florence Hill Health Center

5541 Riverview Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63120

(314) 389-4566 Ext 6044

 

Homer G. Phillips Health Center

2425 North Whittier Ave., St. Louis, MO 63113

(314) 371-3100 Ext 6021


 

For additional information contact the Grace Hill WIC
program at (314) 898-1700 or (314) 898-1730

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.