Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
- Quality nutrition education and services
- Breastfeeding promotion and support
- A monthly food prescription (package)
- Access to healthcare services
Lakewood Clinic 816-404-9740
22nd Street Clinic 816-404-0650
Independence Clinic 816-404-6460
Grandview Clinic 816-404-6580
Grain Valley Clinic 816-404-3650
Hawthorne Place 816-257-2335
Operation Breakthrough 816-404-0650
Hope Family Care Clinic 816-404-3658
Children's Mercy Broadway Clinic 816-404-3659
Raytown Family Medical 816-404-6135
All WIC Locations 816-404-4WIC / 816-404-4942
EligibilityYou May Be Eligible for WIC If You Are:
- A woman or teen who is pregnant or has had a baby less than six months ago
- A woman or teen who is breastfeeding an infant less than one year of age
- An infant
A child up to age five
Have nutritional risk
Meet Missouri WIC Income Guidelines
- Are currently participating in SNAP (Food Stamps), TANF and/or Medicaid
There are a few items you are required to bring with you to verify eligibility. Please have the following proofs when you arrive for your appointment:
- Picture I.D. of yourself
- I.D. for your child/children that will be added onto WIC (Shot record OR birth certificate OR hospital record)
- Proof of residency (a utility bill, personal bills, rent, etc. within 30 days)
Proof of current income for your entire household
- Bring all sources for the last 30 days (pay stub, child support, SS benefits, unemployment, letter from employer, etc.)
For more information or to see if you qualify call 816-404-4WIC/816-404-4942 or complete our online form.
Missouri WIC Income Guidelines April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly 1 22,311 1,860 430 2 30,044 2,504 578 3 37,777 3,149 727 4 45,510 3,793 876 5 53,243 4,437 1,024 6 60,976 5,082 1,173 Each additional family member Plus 7,733 Plus 645 Plus 149
Pregnant women are counted as two family members. Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. #909 (04/17)
Reglas de Ingresos del Programa de WIC en Missouri Abril 1, 2017 - Marzo 31, 2018 Tamaño De la Familia Anual Mensual Semanal 1 22,311 1,860 430 2 30,044 2,504 578 3 37,777 3,149 727 4 45,510 3,793 876 5 53,243 4,437 1,024 6 60,976 5,082 1,173 Cada miembro adicional de la familia Más 7,733 Más 645 Más 149
Cuentan a las mujeres embarazadas como dos miembros de la familia. Las reglas del ingreso se basan el 185% del nivel de pobreza. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. #909 (04/17)
Food PackagesAll WIC foods are carefully selected because together they provide many of the nutrients that are needed to supplement the diets of women, infants and children. These foods are low in fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol and high in fiber. Each participant is assessed and a food package is provided based on individual needs and nutrient requirements. WIC supports Breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant feeding, however if a mother is uncertain WIC nutrition staff is available to discuss other options.
Q. May I use my WIC checks in another state?
A. No, Missouri WIC checks can only be used in Missouri.
Q. What happens if my checks are lost, stolen or damaged?
A. Notify your WIC office.
Q. Do I get change back if I don’t use the full amount of my WIC check?
A. No, the stores are not allowed to give you change back for unspent money on your WIC check.
Q. Can I change the foods listed on my check?
A. No, only your WIC office can change your food package. If you have concerns or special needs, be sure to talk to your WIC nutritionist before your checks are printed. They may be able to adjust your food package. Do not write on your checks or alter them yourself.
Q. Whom do I need to contact if I have questions about WIC foods?
A. You need to contact your WIC office.
Q. Am I required to purchase everything listed on my WIC check?
A. You are not required to pick up everything listed on your check, however be sure to talk to your WIC Nutritionist about the nutrients that you may be missing.
BreastfeedingMore than 75% of new mothers breastfeed for some length of time. TMC WIC supports breastfeeding as the preferred method for infant feeding and encourages all women to breastfeed their infants unless medically contraindicated. Lactation education, encouragement and support are provided to all prenatal and postpartum WIC participants.
Best for Baby
- Decreases risk for ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory infections
- Easier to digest
- Less allergies
- Reduces the risk for SIDS
- Higher IQ
- Decreases risk for childhood obesity
For Mom and Family
- Saves time and money
- Faster return to pre-pregnancy weight
- Decreases risk for ovarian and breast cancer
- Saves on healthcare costs
- Less time off work for sick babies
- Creates a strong mother/child bond
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
A peer counselor is a WIC mom who has valuable breastfeeding experience and a passion for helping other moms experience the joys of breastfeeding. We want every mother to enjoy her breastfeeding experience, and we know that new mothers sometimes need a little help getting started. Peer counselors are available at all clinics to assist you in any way they can.
TMC WIC Peer Counselors can help you:
- Get basic breastfeeding information and support
- Answer questions you have during pregnancy about what to expect
- Receive more help from other healthcare professionals when needed
- Get breast pump rental information to help achieve your breastfeeding goals
- Build relationships and a support network through weekly support group meetings held at both TMC campuses
“Nothing can compare to holding your baby, heart to heart, knowing you are supplying their every need with a single embrace.”
~ Jenn, BFPC Lakewood
TMC WIC Breastfeeding Helpline (M-F, 6am-10pm): 816-404-BFPC / 816-404-2372
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662
Kansas City Le Leche League: 816-361-0909
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Every Thursday at 12:30
Held in the Boardroom (next to the cafeteria)
TMC Hospital Hill
Every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Held in the Family Education Center on the 6th Floor
Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes
For Information regarding Prenatal and Breastfeeding Classes call:
Hospital Hill @ 816-404-0474
Lakewood @ 816-404-8260
Additional Breastfeeding Information
National Women’s Health Information Center:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Department of Health and Senior Services:
Le Leche League International:
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine:
American Academy of Family Physicians:
NutritionThe TMC WIC Nutrition Professionals (Registered Dietitians or Nutritionists) provide individualized counseling to families, encourage development of healthy eating behaviors and assist with reaching wellness goals. Education and resources on prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding, infant and toddler feeding and the prevention of overweight and obesity are offered to support lifestyle changes. For additional nutrition activities and education for you and your family, check out the links below.
Fruit and Veggie Color Champions
WICHEALTH.ORG - Online Nutrition Education
WIC Nutrition Education Topics
USDA – My Food Plate for Preschoolers
WIC Friendly Recipes
Kids Activities and Games
Healthcare ProvidersHealthcare providers play a vital role in WIC. We appreciate referrals from healthcare providers and will work cooperatively with you to meet the needs of each individual referred to the TMC WIC program.
WIC is federally required to obtain medical documentation for participants with a medical condition that requires the use of an exempt infant formula or medical food. Below is a link to the required Medical Documentation form for Missouri WIC, no other forms of documentation can be accepted.
To download a DHSS Medical Documentation Form/WIC-27, click here
For additional information regarding Medical Documentation
FAQsDo you have a listing of other community resources available to me?
Yes, there are many resources available to you and your family. All participants receive a Community Resource list at their first appointment or you can click here to view.
I'm moving but still in Missouri, what do I need to do?
If you are still in Missouri and in the area you can continue to receive services at any of our TMC WIC locations regardless of where you are located. If you are moving out of the area, you can find a clinic closest to you by going to the map/clinic locator on the State webpage. Please let your WIC staff know.
I’m moving out of State, what do I need to do?
At your last WIC visit it is important to inform WIC Staff that you are moving. They will give you paperwork needed for your next appointment at your new location to help with a smooth transition of WIC services. WIC services may be delayed without getting this information before moving.
Do I have to have a scheduled appointment?
In order for us to provide the best service to you and all of our participants we do ask that you schedule an appointment. If you have additional questions, call the clinic you have scheduled your appointment with or 816-404-4WIC / 816-404-4942.
Where can I go for additional information about WIC?
For information about Missouri WIC visit— www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic
For information about WIC nationally visit— www.fns.usda.gov/wic
For more information or to see if you qualify call 816-404-4WIC/816-404-4942 or complete the short form below.
7900 Lee’s Summit Rd
Kansas City, MO 64139
Fax (816) 404-9747
520 E. 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Fax (816) 404-0657
529 E. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050
Fax (816) 404-6467
11902 Blue Ridge Blvd
Grandview, MO 64030
Fax (816) 404-6583
1439 S. Minter Way
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Fax (816) 847-6833
Children’s Mercy Broadway
3101 Broadway St, 7th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
16995 Dover Lane
Independence, MO 64056
8:00-4:30 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Kansas City, MO 64109
Hope Family Care
3027 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128
Raytown Family Medical
9406 E 63rd St
Raytown, MO 64133