Community Health Services
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Affinia Healthcare offers WIC services at four of its locations and also at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Health Center.
What is WIC?
WIC is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, usually administered by the State Department of Health and Senior Services. WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
The National WIC program was established in 1972 when a National Nutritional Survey found anemia and inadequate growth to be common among American Families. These conditions can adversely affect brain size and cognitive ability.
WIC’s primary mission is to give our most vulnerable children the best possible start by providing nutrition education and healthy food during the critical stages of fetal and childhood development and to achieve optimal nutritional status for children before they start school.
What are the benefits?
Locations that Provide WIC Services
WIC and Nutrition Services are offered at the following locations:
WIC and Nutrition Service Partner Locations
MHD Comprehensive Health Center
5471 Martin Luther King Dr., St. Louis, MO 63112
314-367-5820 Ext 2250
Prince Hall Family Support Center
4411 North Newstead, St. Louis, MO 63115
Florence Hill Health Center
5541 Riverview Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63120
314-389-4566 Ext 7109 or Ext 7110
Homer G. Phillips Health Center
2425 North Whittier Ave., St. Louis, MO 63113
314-371-3100 Ext 6021
For additional information contact the Affinia Healthcare WIC program at 314-898-1700 or 314-898-1701, or via email, WICinfo@affiniahealthcare.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.