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Welcome to the Health Department website!

420 N Fairview Ave.
Burns, OR 97720

Right across from the hospital

Phone: (541) 573-2271
Fax: (541) 573-8388


Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(Excluding holidays)

RN Clinic Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Clinics vary by day of the week, call for further information.


OUR SERVICES-WIC

Women-Infant-Children (WIC): The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

WIC at a Glance

Population Served:
The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk:

  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)

  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday) 

  • Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends) 

  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 53% of all infants born in the United States. 

  • Children up to their 5th birthday.

Benefits
The following benefits are provided to WIC participants:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods 

  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics 

  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

Program Delivery
WIC is not an entitlement program as Congress does not set aside funds to allow every eligible individual to participate in the program. WIC is a Federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds each year for the program. WIC is

  • administered at the Federal level by FNS 

  • administered by 90 WIC state agencies, through approximately 47,000 authorized retailers.  

  • WIC operates through 1,900 local agencies in 10,000 clinic sites, in 50 State health departments, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia, and five territories (Northern Mariana, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). 

For more information regarding WIC, please see:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/aboutwic/

OR

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/wic/index.shtml