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DuPage County Health Department announces launch of WIC mobile clinics

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DuPage County Report

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program will allow more pregnant women and families with young children to provide nutritious food for themselves, thanks to a new clinic on wheels.

The new mobile clinic will improve WIC’s outreach by offering services to more eligible participants in DuPage County. It will also assist families who have limited access to transportation and those unable to visit the current WIC clinic sites.

“The WIC mobile clinic will play an important role to reduce health disparities, especially among vulnerable populations, who may lack flexibility in their work schedules, have childcare issues or limited access to transportation.” said Karen Ayala, Executive Director, DuPage County Health Department.

The new mobile clinic is a full-service WIC clinic on wheels utilizing the Health Department’s Carevan. The mobile WIC clinic offers:

  • Full WIC appointments
  • WIC EBT cards with food benefits in real-time

The WIC mobile clinic is currently operating throughout DuPage County. To find a WIC mobile clinic location near you view the events calendar posted on our website at dupagehealth.org/wic-mobile-clinics.

The WIC program also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, community referrals, and nutritious supplemental foods at no cost to eligible pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women, infants, and children (under 5 years of age). To learn more about WIC services and eligibility, visit the WIC website or call (630) 682-7400.   

Any DuPage County municipalities or community-based organizations interested in requesting the WIC mobile clinic for their community should complete this form or visit dupagehealth.org/wic-mobile-clinics.

The Bringing Care to the Community WIC mobile clinic is an extension of ongoing population health efforts in DuPage County to address unmet needs in neighborhoods where residents often face multiple barriers to health care.

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