Our Mission

The Woman, Infant, and Children Services Division of the Joplin City Health Department provides supplemental foods and nutrition education / breastfeeding support to women, infants, and children up to age 5 with a medical or nutritional risk, in order to promote healthy people in our community.

Our Vision

The department, as a whole, can spot new and reemerging diseases, locate populations of interest or populations at risk through surveillance and outreach, and then deliver quality products and services to meet community needs and expectations.

Who we Serve

Services are provided to women who are breastfeeding, prenatal, or postpartum up to 6 months as well as infants and children up to age 5 with a medical or nutritional risk living in the state of Missouri and connecting states if they work or receive medical care in Joplin.


321 E. 4th Street
Open: 8-5 M-F
Phone: 417-623-1928
Peer Counselor: After-hour line (after 3:30 PM)

105 N. Lincoln Street
Open: 8:30-4:30 PM 1st -3rd week of the month on Thursday and Friday only
Contact only on clinic days.  If unsure please call main site and ask.
Phone: 417-358-3111
Toll Free: 877-879-9131

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

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.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.