The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program is open again to in-person visits on the second floor of the Lewis County Public Health building at 360 NW North St. in Chehalis.
WIC serves children under age 5 and those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or new to motherhood. The program provides access to healthy foods, helps parents learn how to eat well and stay healthy, and makes referrals to health and social service providers. The program was only offered remotely over the past three years due to COVID-19 related restrictions.
“We’re excited that the public can now access the service once again in-person,” said Meja Handlen, director of Lewis County Public Health & Social Services, in a news release.
In the month of December 2022, the release states, 1,754 county residents received WIC assistance.
“Outreach is a big part of our service,” said Melissa Ross, Lewis County WIC manager. “We’re here to serve the underserved.”
Each week, the clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. In-person or virtual appointments can be made by calling 360-740-1255.