Lawrence County Health Department WIC
Hours of Service
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (618) 943-3302, Fax: (618) 943-5139
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children
- Nutrition Education
- Vouchers for certain nutritious foods redeemable at local grocery stores
- Referrals for other needed services
- Resident of Lawrence County
- Pregnant, Breastfeeding or Postpartum Mother
- Child birth to age 5 years
PRENATAL CASE MANAGEMENT
This is a simple urine test There is a minimal charge
Our office routinely does screenings on children ages 1 and 2 years of age and it is required for entering school or day care.
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
Children and Adults:
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
Blood Pressures are taken Monday through Friday 8 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Lab draws done every Wednesday 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).
Gray, Celia "Jane"
WIC Billing / Clerk
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
LPN, Senior Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant