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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2010
Health Department WIC program relocates Hickman Mills clinic
The City of Kansas City, Mo., in partnership with the Hickman Mills School District and Missouri’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), announces a clinic location change. The clinic, formerly at Baptiste Educational Center, 5401 E. 103rd St., will be relocated to the school district’s Early Childhood Education Center, 9201 E. Bannister Road starting Tuesday, Oct. 26. The clinic will be open from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.
“We are constantly searching for new ways to make important services more easily available to the people of Kansas City,” said Ron Griffin, manager of the City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department’s Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness division. “This new clinic location will help us reach more people in an area of south Kansas City that has historically had more limited access to these much needed services.”
WIC clinic services are also available at the following locations:
• Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
• Boone Elementary School, 8817 Wornall Road, on Wednesdays from 8-11:30 a.m.
Services offered by WIC include nutritious food to supplement the regular diet, recommendations for healthy eating and referrals for health care. The following groups are eligible for this program:
• Infants and children under the age of five;
• Women who are pregnant or have recently given birth, who have low or no income and have a nutrition or health problem.
To set up an appointment to see if you qualify, call 816-513-6360. For more information on WIC clinic services, visit the Health Department website at www.kcmo.org/health or Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ WIC web site at www.dhss.mo.gov/wic.
WIC is an equal opportunity program and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Media inquiries about this topic should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, public information officer for the Health Department, 816-840-2548 (pager). Follow the Health Department on Facebook and Twitter, www.facebook.com/kcmohealthdept and www.twitter.com/kcmohealthdept.