The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known
as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Audrain County Health Department
will continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who
may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WIC income eligibility guidelines (effective Jun 1, 2020)

WIC appointments here at the Audrain County Health Department will be done
over the phone.

Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
to control the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through means of social
distancing, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition
Service (FNS) has approved Missouri’s request to waive the WIC program’s
physical presence requirement. Normal clinic operations that require employees,
participants and applicants to physically come into the clinic create an
undesirable risk. A waiver of physical presence removes a requirement that could
prevent or impede the provision of essential WIC services to participants under
current circumstances.

Pregnant women, new mothers, and families with children from birth through
their fifth birthday can learn more about qualifying and enrolling in the Missouri
WIC program by calling the Audrain County Health Department at 573-581-
1332.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating
in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national
origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or
activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.
g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or
local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech
disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,
program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any
USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information
requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your
completed form or letter 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;

Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Audrain County Health Department
Public Health: Better Health, Better Missouri.