Mar 25, 2020 5:57 PM

Geary County WIC Services now available without coming into a clinic

Posted Mar 25, 2020 5:57 PM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Women-Infant-Children at Konza and Geary County Health Department will continue to operate. Current participants will receive WIC benefits and new applicants will be assessed, certified, and issued benefits. Clinic operating hours and staff availability will be subject to local and state orders related to the pandemic. Currently, WIC services at Konza are available Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Friday 8 am to 1:30 pm. WIC services at the Geary County Health Department are available Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday 8 am to 3:00 pm.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the USDA and the Kansas State Agency waived the physical presence requirement. WIC appointments may now be conducted using telephone, computer, and other technology. Clinic staff will assess and certify applicants for eligibility and will issue food benefits remotely to those determined eligible.

All Geary County WIC appointments scheduled at the Health Department will be conducted over the phone. A staff member will be present during work hours at the Health Department should you need to come into the office (for example: a new eWIC card, exchanging formula). Please  call our WIC office at the number listed above if you have questions or concerns. The doors at the Health Department will be locked during this time-period. Clients are asked to call the WIC number on the door and a staff member will help you.

All Geary County WIC appointments scheduled at Konza will also be conducted over the phone.

Staff will work with clients to provide all services curbside. Please contact Konza for more information.

Applicants and current participants should contact the WIC clinic to find out what options are available. Clinic locations and phone numbers are as follows: WIC at Konza Prairie Community Health Center 361 Grant Ave Junction City, KS 785-238-4711

WIC at Geary County Health Department 1212 W. Ash St. Junction City, KS 785-762-5788

Information about other clinics is available at: http://www.kansaswic.org/families/WIC_county_map.html WIC services include providing supplemental food benefits, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services. Currently, each woman and child receives healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables with a retail value of about $37 per month and about $41 per month respectively. Infants who are not breastfed and receive infant formula receive infant formula with a retail value of approximately $152 per month.

Important: If you or anyone in your family have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please call the local WIC office and reschedule your appointment. You may be able to complete your WIC appointment over the phone.

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