WIC Program

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

A federally funded supplemental nutrition program that contributes to healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and healthy children.

Eligibility

  • Must reside in the Choctaw Nation service area
  • CDIB is not required--open to both tribal members and non-tribal members
  • Meet the income eligibility guidelines or participate in SoonerCare, SNAP, TANF or FDPIR
  • Provide proof of identification and address
  • Be pregnant, postpartum (up to 6 months) or breastfeeding; an infant (birth to 12 months); or a child (1 - 5 years old)
  • Be at nutritional risk

How to Apply

To find the nearest clinic location and schedule an appointment call 580-920-2100 ext. 83517. To learn more about the Breast-feeding Peer Counseling program call 580-916-9140 ext. 83854.

Additional Information

The Choctaw Nation WIC Program is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program designed to provide a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion, support and referrals for healthcare to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children. WIC has been proven effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems within its population. The foods provided are high in iron, protein, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C. The program serves participants within the Choctaw Nation’s reservation boundaries.

Breastfeeding counseling and support are provided through the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program. The mission of the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program is to improve breastfeeding initiation and duration rates; improve long-term health benefits to women, infants and children; and to reduce the incidence of obesity in childhood and later life. The program provides specialized breast-feeding education, encouragement, and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors do on-site counseling and education, home visits, telephone/texting consultations and contacts, as well as hospital visits. Breastfeeding classes are offered through this program at any location in the Choctaw Nation’s service area.

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