Misinformation Alert: There is a lot being said about WIC these days. Iowa WIC is open, and will remain open. Your local Iowa WIC agency or the Iowa WIC state office are your only accurate sources for the status of Iowa WIC! Please call us with any questions at 319-356-6042. We're open & here to help!
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday and Wednesday
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm, first Saturday of each month
Johnson County Health and Human Services Building
855 S Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240-4281
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and food assistance program for low-income pregnant, breast/bodyfeeding, and postpartum people, and children up to age 5 years, including foster children.
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The Maternal Health Program is an education-based program for pregnant individuals that is coordinated by a registered nurse, registered dental hygienist, and registered dietitian. We improve birth outcomes, offer prenatal education, provide breastfeeding support, and improve overall health and wellness.
The Immunization Clinic provides vaccinations to children ages two months to eighteen years. There is no fee for children who are VFC eligible but donations are accepted. Some insurance is accepted. Adult immunizations are also available and may include vaccinations for travel. Call for payment options and details.
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
Breastfeeding peer counselors are people enrolled in WIC who have breastfed their babies for six months or longer and have received additional breastfeeding education from WIC staff. The counselors will call other people enrolled in WIC who are pregnant or new to breastfeeding to give them advice, encouragement, and support.
Our nurses and dietitians are ready to talk to you one-on-one about your chest/breastfeeding goals, even if you aren’t sure its right for you. We can also help you obtain a pump through your Medicaid provider. If you do not have a Medicaid provider, then we can give you a personal pump to keep.
Care For Kids
The free Care for Kids program assists families in finding medical/dental providers for children under the age of 21 years who receive Medicaid. The program is ideal for families who are new to the area and those who are unaware of how to locate these resources.
No two children develop, grow and learn in the same way or at the same pace. However, children do develop in certain predictable ways. A developmental screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing, and involves an observational questionnaire about how your child moves, plays, communicates, as well as questions about your child's vision and hearing.
Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC)
Iowa Child Care Nurse Consultants work with child care providers to promote healthy and safe environments and healthy child development.
Infant Oral Health Program
The Infant Oral Health Program is available to all children from birth to three years of age and provides services such as oral screening and Head Start dental exams, fluoride varnish applications, Oral hygiene instruction, and dental nutrition counseling.
The I-Smile Coordinator provides assistance to families in finding a dental provider. The program serves children from 0 to 21 years of age and pregnant people.
Dental Care Coordination
Johnson County Public Health staff provides dental care coordination services, including assisting families in obtaining a dental provider, reviewing family financial resources, determining barriers to dental care, referral to a dentist, assistance in applying for Medicaid, hawk-i, Title X and Title V programs, and follow-up with families.
Integrated Testing Services (ITS)
Johnson County’s ITS program provides free & confidential HIV and Hep C testing services, as well as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) & PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) support, case management services for people with HIV, and free sexual health material & harm reduction supplies like condoms, dental dams, and needle disposal packs.