wic continues for 2024

Affinia Healthcare Announces Continued WIC contract

Affinia Healthcare is announcing a contract continuance to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2024 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program providing services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are healthy, supplemental food, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, health screening and referrals to health care. To be eligible for WIC, applicants must have an income of less than or equal to 185% of the poverty level and be at nutritional risk. Migrant families are also eligible.

WIC supplemental food packages are specially chosen to provide foods high in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Eligible women and children receive fortified milk and cheese, eggs, whole grain bread products, hot or cold cereals, 100% fruit juices, and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. The WIC program recommends breastfeeding, provides breastfeeding support, baby foods, and infant cereal. For women who cannot or choose not to breastfeed, infants may receive supplemental, iron fortified formula. WIC participants obtain their foods by using their eWIC cards for specific items at participating local grocery stores and pharmacies.

Studies confirm that pregnant women who enroll in WIC during the early months of pregnancy have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.

WIC is administered in St. Louis City and County by the Affinia Healthcare. Persons interested in applying or who are in need of more information should contact Affinia Healthcare at 314-898-1701. WIC clinics are offered at the following locations:

Affinia Healthcare WIC Locations Date/Time
1717 Biddle St., St. Louis, MO 63106 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3930 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2220 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4414 N. Florissant, St. Louis, MO 63107 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5471 Dr. Martin Luther King, St. Louis, MO 63112 Monday, Tues, Thurs, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3737 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63115 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3396 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 63135 Tuesday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:


mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email: program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.