OCCC a new base for WIC program

July 10, 2014 Latest Print Print

As a resource hub, OCCC is now offering another program that will advance the lives of mothers and children in the greater Oklahoma City area. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the government supplemental feeding program, is now represented on the OCCC campus and open to the public, said Cynthia Marcum, program nutritionist and registered dietitian.

Not only can all Oklahoma City residents register for WIC, Marcum said, but qualifying participants also can acquire referrals for health care visits, breastfeeding care counseling and nutrition education.

“When there’s an appointment scheduled we know people are busy, and they don’t have time to be waiting in line,” she said. “We work quickly getting individuals registered in about 30 minutes. A family of three or four can be registered in about an hour.”

The office is in the Child Development Center and Lab School, in the north hall of the FACE Center, located at 6500 S Land Ave., about one mile north of the main campus.

It is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment Monday through Thursday. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 405-682-1611, ext. 7690.

Individuals can find out if they are eligible for the program by registering with the center or by providing proof of eligibility such as enrollment in SNAP benefits or SoonerCare.

“We even take the Certificate of Degree of Indian blood,” Marcum said.

Parents are encouraged to bring their ID and immunization records or birth records for their children.

For more information, call 405-682-1611 ext. 7690.

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