WIC Nutrition Program for women, infants, and children

Due to COVID-19 Emergency Response, Peoria  City/County Health Department WIC program is providing services by appointment only.  

Temporary guidelines to access limited services during COVID-19 response

WIC – Women, Infants and Children

309-679-6076

NO Walk-In hours at this time.  Appointments only.

  • Effective 11/20/20, WIC services will only be provided by curbside. You will need to make an appointment for services. The WIC staff will assist you in assigning a designated parking spot for your services. Signs will be posted for WIC parking appointments.
  • We are currently experiencing high call volumes. Your call is important to us, so you may need to leave a message and we will return your call. All calls will be returned in the order received. Return calls can take up to 1 to 2 days. Thank you for your patience during this time.

New Clients - Call to register

  • Call for an appointment - no walk-in appointments available. Required education and certification will be completed by telephone, online, or at your scheduled appointment. (Call volume is high, so leave one message, and we will get back to you in 1-2 days. We are returning calls in order. Thanks for being patient.)
  • To sign up as a new WIC client, call 309-679-6076 to complete your application.

For Clients on WIC:

  • For changes to your food package or formula by your doctor, call 309-679-6076 for directions.
  • Your Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will be available by the telephone number provided to you.

WIC is a free nutrition education program that assists qualified pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and young children with healthy food, nutrition education, and breastfeeding assistance. 

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Qualifications

  • Live in Peoria County
  • Are pregnant or have a child less than 5 years of age
  • Meet WIC Income Guidelines

WIC Program Overview

  • Provides free one-on-one and group nutrition education. You may qualify to take your nutrition education online. If your nutritionist approves online education, visit the WIC online education website.
  • Ensures the proper growth of infants and children
  • Provides breastfeeding education and assistance
  • Assesses eligibility to receive a free breast pump
  • Assists pregnant women with obtaining temporary state medical cards (MPE card)
  • Provides free food coupons to supplement your food purchases at local stores

Visit Illinois WIC Program Information (Illinois Department of Human Services) page.

WIC Encourages Breastfeeding

WIC supports breastfeeding. The nutritional and health advantages of breastfeeding are taught and encouraged in WIC nutrition education. Participants also learn about the convenience and bonding advantages of breastfeeding their infants. Breastfeeding mothers receive larger food packages to support the higher nutritional needs of breastfeeding. WIC has a dedicated Breastfeeding Peer Counselor on staff to help educate and support women from the start of pregnancy, through the start of breastfeeding, and on to successful breastfeeding.

Have a breastfeeding question or need support? Call our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at 309-679-6187 or email WIC.

Discrimination Notice

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender, identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

Filing a Complaint

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at: 

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax: 202-690-7442
Email Program Intake.

Hearing & Speech Impairments

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).