Louis S. Viverito

 

Stickney Township WIC Program Location and Hours

Stickney Public Health District South Clinic
5635 State Road in Burbank, Illinois

Monday: 8:30 am to noon and 1-4 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8 am to 12:30 pm and 1-4 pm
Friday: Available for inquiries and to make appointments

Inquire about new early bird and noon appointments.


Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

The WIC program is a special supplementary food and nutrition program sponsored by the USDA. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, along with nutritious foods and referrals. WIC services pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children (until 5 years of age). Additional information may be obtained at www.fns.usda.gov/wic/.



The Stickney PHD WIC Program welcomes participants who meet the following criteria:

Be a Stickney Township resident
(live in Burbank, Stickney, Central Stickney, Forest View and Nottingham Park)

Meet income eligibility guidelines
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-income-eligibility-guidelines

Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman

Be an infant or child through 5 years of age

Have a medical or nutritional need

If you are interested in finding out more about the WIC Program or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at (708) 424-9200 x2158 wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at my WIC appointment?

You will be seen by the WIC Clerk who will verify all of your information and explain WIC to you.  Next, you will be seen by the WIC Nurse who will take your height, weight, hemoglobin finger stick (if required) and blood pressure (if required).  The WIC Nutritionist will assess for health and /or nutrition risk factors provide nutrition information and make referrals.  Food Instruments (coupons) are prescribed, produced, and explained.  You may take the food coupons to any WIC approved store for redemption.

What kind of nutritious foods will WIC provide?

WIC Food Packages vary depending on category (Pregnant, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Infant and Child).   
Food packages may include:
Milk
Cheese
Eggs
100% unsweetened juice
Cereal
Canned tuna or pink salmon
Whole grain choices of:  whole wheat bread, soft corn tortillas, brown rice or oatmeal
Vouchers for fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables
Peanut butter
Dried peas, beans or lentils
Infant formula
Medically prescribed formula
Infant cereal
Baby food jars of fruit and vegetables
Whole Wheat Pasta

Can I still work and be on the WIC Program?

Yes.  The WIC Program follows the 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

Can I be receiving LINK (food stamps) and WIC at the same time?

Yes.  Your LINK Card is not reduced because you are participating in the WIC Program.

How do I get in touch with the WIC Program?

If you are interested in finding more out about the WIC Program or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at:  708-424-9200 x2158 or wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

 

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WIC Participants:  Interested in doing your nutrition education requirement online?  Visit www.wichealth.org.  This website is available in English and Spanish.  Wichealth.org has great information and can be done at your convenience.  Completed certificates can be printed and brought into the WIC office or emailed to: wic@stickneypublichealthdistrict.org.

Nicole G

New Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Are you Pregnant and wondering about breastfeeding? Are you a Nursing mom not sure on how to manage breastfeeding and “everything else”?

Meet Nicole Gutierrez the WIC Program’s NEW Breastfeeding Peer Counselor!!

Nicole is mother to Maggie (2 years old) and James (who was born 3/22/17).

Nicole is busy juggling 3 jobs, family life and nursing James on demand, PLUS pumping when she is away from him. She may be exhausted, but her ENTHUSIASM and PASSION for breastfeeding keep her going! We look forward to you meeting her.

Nicole loves to cook and try out new recipes for her family and finds baking a way to relax after a long day. She loves to take her children to the park for fresh air.

Nicole is available for breastfeeding support and information or any questions. Please contact our WIC Office @ 708-424-9200 x2158 for more details.