WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
WIC is a income based program. Each potential client will be prescreened to check for eligibility. Use the PreScreening Tool below to check elegibility.
Call for income and nutritional risk eligibility or to schedule an appointment: 618-233-6170
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling
Our clinic offers appointments Monday – Friday from 8am – 3:30pm. Please call the office to book an appointment at 618-233-6170.
We no longer offer walk-in clinics, however we now have “same-day appointments”. Call us to schedule an appointment the same day. We encourage you to call the clinic early at 8am when the phones open because appointments book fast.
We offer an evening clinic once a month on the 2nd Thursday of every month starting at 4pm.
If you book an appointment that you cannot keep, we ask that you please call the office before the scheduled appointment to let us know and so that we can get you reschedule as soon as possible.
St. Clair County Health Department Address:
19 Public Square, Suite 150
Belleville, Illinois 62220-1624
Clinic phone: (618) 233-6170
Your St Clair County Health Department offers nutrition assistance and guidance through the WIC program, Better Birth Outcomes program, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program, and various case management programs. You can find that information on this website under the Personal Health Services tab, or call (618) 233-6170.
(below links are not affiliated with the SCC Health Department)
ChooseMyPlate ( http://myplate.gov/ ) is your access point for the USDA food guidance system. This section contains the latest news, background information, and resources about the food guidance system.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Breastfeeding Peer Counseling
St. Clair County Health Department provides a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program, which supports our mothers and helps to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding for the entire family.
What does a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor do?
THEY SERVE AS ROLE MODELS
Maybe you have never seen a woman breastfeed her baby or talked to another mom about breastfeeding: many women have not. WIC peer counselors have breastfed their infants and can tell you about their experiences, mom to mom.
THEY TEACH CLASSES AND PROVIDE COUNSELING
Breastfeeding peer counselors focus on helping you breastfeed successfully. They provide one-on-one support and telephone counseling, and they teach or assist with group classes. Peer counselors provide valuable breastfeeding assistance so WIC staff can focus on other critical needs.
THEY PROVIDE HOSPITAL COUNSELING WHERE AVAILABLE
Peer counselors may come to the hospital to help you in your first days of breastfeeding. They provide information about what you can expect during the first days and weeks of baby’s life. They also provide follow-up counseling on the phone or in the clinic.
THEY PROVIDE REFERRALS
Peer counselors are trained to help you with normal breastfeeding. If you need special help, they may refer you to a supervisor, breastfeeding coordinator, nurse, nutritionist, lactation consultant, or other health care professional.
THEY RECEIVE TRAINING
Peer counselors have more than personal experience. They take a training course that includes breastfeeding basics, counseling skills, and making referrals. Peer counselors receive ongoing training on how to support prenatal and breastfeeding mothers in WIC programs at home over the telephone. If you have questions or concerns, they can help.
For more information about breastfeeding or pumping milk for your baby, call or text 618-806-4686, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to answer questions or point you to community resources whether you are on WIC or not.