The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a nutrition education program that provides healthy foods, nutrition information and referrals to health and social services in the community.
WIC clinic locations in Missoula County:
Missoula WIC has multiple locations in Missoula County with sites at the University of Montana, Lolo, Seeley Lake and a clinic in Drummond, Montana. You do not need to reside in the county you are seeking services from.
WIC participants benefit from a wide variety of services including:
- Nutrition screening, education and counseling to improve eating behaviors and reduce or eliminate nutrition problems.
- Access to preventive health programs and referrals to private and public health providers.
- Vouchers to purchase healthy foods at supermarkets across Montana.
- Breastfeeding support and counseling.
WIC also offers the following services:
- Vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at seasonal farmer's markets.
- Breast pumps.
- Informational materials.
- Nutrition and health related videos.
- Cooking classes provided by EFNEP.
- Prenatal classes.
- Regular monitoring of infants and children.
- Dental referrals.
- Access to low cost well child exams through Partnership Health Center.
- Referrals to over 250 local health and social services.
WIC is available to:
- Pregnant women.
- Breastfeeding women.
- Postpartum women.
- Women whose pregnancy ended early.
- Children up to the age of five.
Those caring for young children including mothers,fathers, grandparents, legal guardians and foster parents are encouraged to apply to the Montana WIC Program.
- WIC participation will NOT reduce Food Stamps or TANF benefits
- You do NOT have to participate in another program to participate in WIC.