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LIBERTY — Clay County Public Health Center renewed its contract to continue providing Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services for federal fiscal year 2021 with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, according to a press release.

WIC services will begin a gradual return to in-person appointments beginning July 6. The Clay County WIC office is located at 800 Haines Drive, Liberty.

WIC services are provided by appointment from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in appointments are available for new mothers and babies are scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. on Monday mornings.

Four extension clinics will also be held each month, beginning September 2021:

• Bethel United Church of Christ, 4900 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City (8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday)

• Excelsior Springs Baptist Church, 1500 Rosalea St. (8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday)

• Burlington YMCA Head Start, 2701 Burlington Street, North Kansas City for Burlington Head Start families (fourth Tuesday, 1:30 to 6 p.m. fourth Tuesday)

• Northland YMCA Head Start, 3100 NE 83rd Street, Suite 1501-A, Kansas City (1 to 7 p.m. second Monday)

WIC serves pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their fifth birthday. The program goal is to improve the health and nutrition of eligible participants. The program is available to low and middle-income families who meet federal financial guidelines.

WIC promotes health and nutrition by issuing WIC vouchers for foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruit, juice, cereal, dried beans or peanut butter. Participants redeem their food benefits with an eWIC card at authorized local retail stores.

For more information on WIC guidelines and services with Clay County Public Health Center, call 595-4358.

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