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Lawrence County Health Department WIC

Hours of Service

  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Map/Directions
 Phone:  (618) 943-3302, Fax: (618) 943-5139

 

 

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children

 

BENEFITS:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Vouchers for certain nutritious foods redeemable at local grocery stores
  • Referrals for other needed services

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Resident of Lawrence County
  • Pregnant, Breastfeeding or Postpartum Mother
  • Child birth to age 5 years
Services provided

 

 

 

PRENATAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Benefits:

  • Early prenatal care

  • Referrals for needed services

  • Temporary medical cards

  • Home visits for follow-up

Requirements:

  • Resident of Lawrence County

  • Pregnant Woman

  • Infant or child with special needs

PREGNANCY TEST

This is a simple urine test There is a minimal charge




LEAD SCREENING

Our office routinely does screenings on children ages 1 and 2 years of age and it is required for entering school or day care. 
























































FAMILY PLANNING

Birth control is available to residents of Lawrence and surrounding counties. There is a minimal charge for pills and injections. Male and female condoms are also available upon request at no charge.

 

Requirements for birth control:

  • Proof of pap smear done within the past 12 months

  • A prescription from a Dr. for: Ortho Novum 777, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, or Depo-Provera

IMMUNIZATIONS

Children and Adults:

  • Routine immunizations are given according to CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines

  •  There is a minimal charge per vaccine which may be billed to Medicaid or private health insurance.

  • Flu shots are given in the fall. A minimal charge, Medicare or Medicaid, or Private insurance card is required.

Tuberculosis Testing

The Mantoux Type Test is given on Monday, Tuesday or Friday and individuals receiving test must return in three days to have test read.

There is a minimal charge

Screenings

Blood Pressures are taken Monday through Friday 8 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Lab draws done every Tuesday morning by appointment. Blood sugar and blood pressure screenings are also conducted at the high rises once a month on a schedule that is posted at the high rise.

 

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling

Breastfeeding is a baby's best start. A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is available to help moms-to-be and new moms with questions and assistance regarding breastfeeding. Support is given to inform and encourage a successful breastfeeding experience promoting healthy child development. The breastfeeding peer counselor can be reached through the WIC department by calling (618) 943-3302.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guidelines for WIC change every year. Please call our office at (618) 943-3302 for information.*

* Annual FCS Income guidelines for the WIC Program were obtained by multiplying the annual federal poverty guidelines and increment for each additional family member by1.85, dividing by 12 (52), and rounding the results upward as necessary.

The guidelines reflect 185% of poverty and meet the requirements of 7 CFR, Part 246 (AMDT.3).

WIC DEPARTMENT

Bales, Marsha

RN

Bandy, Donna

WIC Supervisor

 

RN

Gray, Celia "Jane"

RN

Donley, Coretta

WIC Billing / Clerk

Weiss, Kaeli

WIC Clerk

Kerr,Crystal

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Vandermark,Anjela

LPN, Senior Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

 

 

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