Holiday Diaper Give-Away!

Tis the season for giving!
Pike County Health Department will be giving away diapers along with a gift bag containing baby wipes and other infant-related items.
Limit to 1 gift bag per family & 1 pack of diapers per child.

Dec. 12th-16th
Schedule your pick-up appointment right here! You can add up to 3 children on one appointment time. Can’t make one of these pick-up dates and/or times? have more than 3 children in diapers? Contact our office today and we can help 573-324-2111.

*Diaper Drive has Ended* BUT you can still stop by our office anytime to receive a free pack of diapers!

 

Take our survey for a chance to WIN!

Take our quick survey for a chance to be entered to win one of our custom tumblers! We will be drawing a winner every Wednesday throughout the month of December! Each has the Missouri WIC and PCHD logo on the back.

Want to learn more about WIC benefits? Not sure if you are eligible? Learn more here >>>

We’re Hiring!

We are Hiring! Apply online right HERE! >>>

 

RN Case Manager or LPN Field Staff Nurse: PRN

The Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice is seeking an “as needed” nurse to assist with home visits for both home health and hospice. Applicant must have at least 1 year experience in home care or an acute setting. Applicant must also be familiar with patient assessments, quality of care, teaching of patients/caregivers, and performance of skilled procedures. Applicant must have a current nursing license in the state of Missouri.

 

Home Health & Hospice C.N.A.: PRN, Full-Time, OR Part-Time

Pike County Home Health and Hospice is currently seeking a compassionate Aide (C.N.A.) to provide patient care in and around the Pike County Missouri area. As a Home Health and Hospice Aide, you are responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations, and documenting observations and care performed. Our Home Health and Hospice Aides are assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety of a patient’s care. Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D., Minimum one (1) year experience as a C.N.A. in an acute care or long term care setting preferred but not required and one (1) year of hospice/home health experience preferred but not required. C.N.A. license preferred, Monday through Friday day shift with flexible schedule and amazing benefits.

 

Physical Therapist: PRN

Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice is looking for a compassionate and dedicated PRN Physical Therapist, PT, to join our team. We offer services to adult and geriatric clients throughout Pike, Lincoln, Ralls and Audrain counties. The Physical therapist provides direct patient care activities to home health patients according to physician orders in the home environment including assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, implementation and instruction/supervision of physical therapy practice. Establishes treatment plan and provides treatment, considering discharge needs; expected discharge functional status; and appropriate equipment and supplies. Educates, collaborates with, and conferences with patients, families, and other health care providers; making recommendations for referrals to specialists as needed. Completes documentation in accordance with agency policies. Provides reassessment and/or consultations for Physical Therapy Service. If you enjoy providing patient care within a home setting and are inspired to uphold our promise of quality care, this is your opportunity to make a difference!

Qualifications for a Physical Therapist (PT) include:

  • Current PT license in Missouri
  • Minimum of one (1) year clinical experience, preferably in an acute care or rehabilitation setting
  • Reliable transportation
  • Driver’s license
  • Proof of current auto insurance

 

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: Part Time

Pike County Health Dept. (@ Hannibal Regional Hospital). The Pike County WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part time (16.5 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Candidate must be willing to accept after hour phone calls, Breastfeeding support group at Hannibal Hospital, and make home visits. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. Selected candidate must work a 16.5 hours per week. Must have good communication skills, computer skills and organizational skills.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity employer.

PCHD announces continued WIC contract and Income Guidelines

Bowling Green, MO – The Pike County Health Department announces a contract continuance to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2023 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program providing services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are healthy, supplemental food, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, health screening and referrals to health care. To be eligible for WIC, applicants must have an income of less than or equal to 185% of the poverty level and be at nutritional risk. Migrant families are also eligible.

WIC supplemental food packages are specially chosen to provide foods high in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Eligible women and children receive fortified milk and cheese, eggs, whole grain bread products, hot or cold cereals, 100% fruit juices, and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. The WIC program recommends breastfeeding, provides breastfeeding support, baby foods, and infant cereal. For women who cannot or choose not to breastfeed, infants may receive supplemental, iron fortified formula. WIC participants obtain their foods by using their eWIC cards for specific items at participating local grocery stores and pharmacies.

Studies confirm that pregnant women who enroll in WIC during the early months of pregnancy have fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer infant deaths, see the doctor earlier in pregnancy and eat healthier.

WIC is administered in Pike County by the Pike County Health Dept. Persons interested in applying or who are in need of more information should contact the Pike County Health Dept. at 573-324-2111. WIC clinics are offered at 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, Missouri, 63334 and 608 S. Carolina St., Louisiana, Missouri, 63353. Hours of both 9am-4:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday.  WIC can be reached 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines – May 1, 2022

Guidelines reflect gross (pre-tax) income. Family SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$25,142$2,096$1,048$967$484
2$33,874$2,823$1,412$1,303$652
3$42,606$3,551$1,776$1,639$820
4$51,338$4,279$2,140$1,975$988
5$60,070$5,006$2,503$2,311$1,156
6$68,802$5,734$2,867$2,647$1,324
7$77,534$6,462$3,231$2,983$1,492
8$86,266$7,189$3,595$3,318$1,659
9$94,998$7,917$3,959$3,654$1,827
10$103,730$8,645$4,323$3,990$1,995
11$112,462$9,372$4,686$4,326$2,163
12$121,194$10,100$5,050$4,662$2,331
13$129,926$10,828$5,414$4,998$2,499
14$138,658$11,555$5,778$5,333$2,667
15$147,390$12,283$6,142$5,669$2,835
16$156,122$13,011$6,506$6,005$3,003
Each additional family memberPlus $8,732Plus $728Plus $364Plus $336Plus $168

 

Temporary benefit increase extended for Missouri WIC participants

New benefit amounts begin Oct. 1

 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri WIC announces the extension of the temporary increase of the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases (CVB) starting Oct. 1, 2022. The new amounts will be $25 per month for child participants, $44 per month for pregnant and postpartum participants and $49 per month for breastfeeding participants. Previous CVB values range from $9 – $11. WIC is the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

 

Eligible participants need to contact their WIC local agency starting Sept. 30 to schedule an appointment to load the additional benefits on their eWIC card before redeeming any October benefits. Participants who redeem any October benefits before receiving the increase will not receive the increase until November.

 

Missouri WIC provides additional healthy fruits and vegetables for up to 60,000 women and children per month. WIC families have the opportunity to shop for nutritious foods at approximately 600 authorized WIC retailers throughout Missouri and can receive services at any of the 116 local agencies. WIC serves financially eligible women, infants and children under the age of five. Fathers, stepparents, foster parents, grandparents and guardians are also encouraged to apply for WIC benefits for any children in the household under the age of five.

 

Missouri WIC provides quality nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutritious foods and referrals to health services. It is also one of the most successful, cost-effective and important nutrition intervention programs in the country.

Missourians interested in learning about the benefits of WIC may visit wic.mo.gov or call TEL-LINK at 1-800-835-5465 to find the WIC local agency closest to them.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Nondiscrimination and complaint information can be found on our website at wic.mo.gov.

WIC is funded by the USDA and is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

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About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS): The department seeks to be the leader in protecting health and keeping people safe. More information about DHSS can be found at health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyLivingMo.

Temporary benefit increase extended through September for Missouri WIC participants

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri WIC is extending the temporary increase of the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases (CVB) through September 2022. The increase will continue to be $24 per month for child participants, $43 per month for pregnant and postpartum women participants and $47 per month for breastfeeding women participants. Standard CVB values range from $9 – $11.

 

WIC is the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

 

On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the funding package that will bring the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, giving the USDA authority to extend the temporary increase of the CVB. Missouri WIC will use this authority through September 2022 to provide additional healthy fruits and vegetables for up to 60,000 women and children per month.

 

Eligible participants need to contact their WIC local agency to schedule an appointment to load the additional funds on their eWIC card before April 1 to avoid any delays.

 

WIC families have the opportunity to shop for nutritious foods at over 600 authorized WIC retailers throughout Missouri and can receive services at any of the 118 local agencies. WIC serves financially eligible women, infants, and children under the age of five. Fathers, stepparents, foster parents, grandparents, and guardians are also encouraged to apply for WIC benefits for children in the household under the age of five.

 

Missouri WIC provides quality nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutritious foods, and referrals to health services. It is also one of the most successful, cost-effective, and important nutrition intervention programs in the country.

Missourians interested in learning about the benefits of WIC may visit wic.mo.gov or call TEL-LINK at 1-800-835-5465 to find the WIC local agency closest to them.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Nondiscrimination and complaint information can be found on our website at wic.mo.gov.

 

WIC is funded by the USDA and is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

What is WIC? Do You Qualify?

WIC is a nutrition education, health promotion and supplemental food program to assist pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants up to 12 months, and children up to age five, who have nutritional needs.

Benefits of WIC are provided at no cost to participants and include:

  • Nutrition education and guidance.
  • Breastfeeding education and support.
  • Nutritious food to supplement the participant’s diet, such as milk, cheese, infant formula, iron-fortified cereal, eggs, juice, peanut butter, dried beans, fresh & frozen fruits and vegetables.
  • Referrals for health care.

Applying for WIC is easy, and those who are unsure if they would qualify are still encouraged to apply. To be eligible for WIC in Missouri, participants must be a resident of Missouri, meet income guidelines, and medical/nutritional guidelines. If eligible, participants will be given nutrition education, referrals and an funds on an E-WIC card for nutritious foods to buy at local participating grocery stores.

 

Pike County WIC Clients are typically seen by appointment each month:

Bowling Green: Pike County Health Dept. 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Thursdays

Louisiana Satellite Clinic: First Baptist Church, 608 S Carolina St, Louisiana, MO 63353

  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

 

 

For more information, please contact our office at (573) 324-2111, visit us at 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, or contact us by email.

 

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. To file a complaint of discrimination, write U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Missouri WIC Temporary Benefit Increase

5/13/2021: Bowling Green, MO – The WIC Pike County Health Department is temporarily increasing the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases (CVB).

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) gave USDA authority to temporarily increase the CVB to $35 per month for eligible women and children during the federally declared COVID-19 public health emergency. Missouri WIC has elected to use this authority from June through September 2021, to provide additional healthy fruits and vegetables for up to 60,000 women and children per month. Standard CVB values range from $9 – $11.

WIC families have the opportunity to shop for nutritious foods at over 600 authorized WIC retailers throughout Missouri and can receive services at any of the 118 local agencies. WIC serves financially eligible women, infants, and children under the age of five. Fathers, stepparents, foster parents, grandparents, and guardians are also encouraged to apply for WIC benefits for any children in the household under the age of five.

Missouri WIC provides quality nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutritious foods, and referrals to health services. It is also one of the most successful, cost-effective, and important nutrition intervention programs in the country!

Individuals interested in learning about the benefits of WIC may contact the WIC Pike County Health Department at janderson@pikecountyhealth.org or 573-324-2111.

 

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WIC Being Held Remotely

Pike County WIC Covid Update:
Due to an increase of cases in the county, WIC will be holding all appointments remotely. Please call at your appointment time and checks will be mailed or can be picked-up curbside. As always, the health and safety of our clients and staff are top priority. We strive to continue providing nutrition education and assistance along with Breastfeeding support. Thank You for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Please Call the office at 573-324-2111 with any questions.

Breastfeeding Awareness Walk

Join us in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week!

Breastfeeding Awareness Walk and Celebration
Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 10:00AM
Bowling Green City Park

The Pike County Health Department, WIC program will be hosting a Breastfeeding Awareness Walk and Celebration in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. You are invited to meet us at the pavilion by the concession stand. There will be a walk around the park so moms are encouraged to bring their strollers or carriers. Pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and their support are welcome to attend this free event.

Our office offers Breastfeeding Peer Counseling support for those moms seeking help and resources for nursing their children. We are also a proud Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace, as we value the health of our community which starts with a good breastfeeding relationship during infancy.

For more information, please call our office at
573-324-2111 and ask to speak with Leah Diffey,
our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

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