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
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
WIC Clinic Appointment Hours:
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wadatika Health Center WIC 9:00 am – 11:00am
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Call to schedule or for further information
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all appointments are over the phone unless requested an in person visit. Please speak with your WIC coordinator for those requests.
**Other appointments are available as discussed with WIC Coordinator**
Helping Families Lead Healthier Lives
WIC is a public health nutrition program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors. The WIC supplemental food offered each month are not intended to meet all the nutritional need for a balanced diet, but to help enhance the specific nutrients that are important during pregnancy/lactation in women, and rapid growth periods in infancy and young children.
Harney County WIC wants to see your family happy, healthy and thriving. In addition to food assistance, we also provider nutrition education: breastfeeding counseling and breast pumps; and the support you need to keep your family healthy.
All that WIC offers
|Nutrition Education – Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. Harney County WIC offers a variety of nutrition education opportunities, where participants can learn about current nutrition and health information specific to their personal interests and health goals.|
|Breastfeeding Support and Services – Harney County WIC has breastfeeding professionals available at no cost to assist participants with breastfeeding advice and pumps.|
Supplemental Nutritious Foods – At your appointment your WIC certifier will review with you your families diet and health history. You will receive nutrition information and counseling, referrals, and benefits to purchase foods such as:
|Growth Education – Individual growth and health assessments, referrals to other health programs and providers such as immunizations, prenatal, primary care, head start, physical activity tips, and other social services.|
Food Benefits are on the eWIC card – THAT’S RIGHT!!! If you remember paper checks, they are no longer here. Shopping is so much easier with eWIC!
The mobile app for WIC participants
We are giving you the tools to thrive in WIC!
What do you get with the App?
- Real-time Benefits you can check your benefits immediately and know exactly what you can purchase.
- Custom Food List – We take your food list and design it to display it beautifully within the app.
- SCANNER!! That’s right you can scan foods while in the store and see if its on your package or not. No more buying the wrong item or size.
- Yummy Recipes! Don’t know what to have for dinner? Open up your app and check out the recipes and all you need is the foods you purchased with WIC.
- Alerts – Get fast recall alerts, or other WIC notifications
- Maps – Map locations of eligible WIC stores for wherever you are.
Is My Family Eligible?
Your family may be eligible for all the great benefits Oregon WIC provides. To become part of WIC, call our office today to find out eligibility and to schedule an appointment.
To qualify for WIC, you must live in Oregon and be in one of the following categories:
- Pregnant Women
- Mom breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age.
- New mom who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months.
- Child younger than age 5.
WIC welcomes all parents and caregivers! If you are a dad, grandparent, foster parent or any caregiver of a child under 5 years of age, you may get WIC for your child.
You do not have to be a U.S citizen to be eligible for the WIC program.
Mission of WIC
Assuring healthy pregnancies, birth outcomes, growth and development for mothers, babies, and young children to age 5. Providing nutritious supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, education on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare and critical social services.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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:
The Harney County Health Department does not discriminate on the basis of: 1) race, 2) color, 3) national origin, 4) religion, 5) disability, 6) age, 7) sex (includes pregnancy-related conditions and sexual harassment), 8) marital or familial status, 9) sexual orientation or other class protected by law.
Interpreters or other assistive communication aids are available at no cost.