510 E. 8th St.
PO Box 370
Freeman, SD 57029
605-925-4000
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Community Health

 

The FRHS Community Health Program provides services such as a flu shot clinic for the community, and outreach programs in the schools.  They also provide services for low income families, called WIC. 

WIC is a special supplemental Nutrition Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the South Dakota Department of Health.  It is provided at no cost to eligible moms, babies and children. Its goal is to help improve health by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, offering education on healthy eating, nutrition and breastfeeding, and making referrals to other services. is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the South Dakota Department of Health.

Nutrition, Education and Counseling

  • Selecting and using nutritious foods
  • Changing eating habits and lifestyles
  • Improving overall health
  • Answering food and nutrition questions

Breastfeeding

  • Providing support and referrals for breastfeeding
  • Explaining the benefits of breastfeeding
  • Breast pumps are available to loan for those on the WIC program
  • Providing breastfeeding peer counseling

Healthy Foods Based in Individual Needs

  • Milk
  • Whole grains
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Canned fish
  • Infant formula, foods, cereals
  • juice
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried and canned beans/peas

Immunizations are available if needed or referral

Who can be on WIC?
Women and teens who are pregnant, are breastfeeding through 12 months after delivery, or have had a baby in the last 6 months.  Infants birth through 12 months, and children up to age 5 also qualify.

How do I know if I'm eligible?
An applicant must be a South Dakota resident, have a nutrition or health risk, and meet income guidelines (see below).

Family Size Income Guidlines
    1 - $21,775 
    2 - $29, 471
    3 - $37,167
    4 - $44,863
    5 - $52,559
    6 - $60,255 
    7 - $67,951
    8 - $75,647
    9 - $83,343
    10 - $91,039
    11 - $98,735
    12 - $106,431
    13 - $114,127
    14 - $121,823
    15 - $129,519
    16 - $137,215

Each additional member $7,696

For more information about the WIC program contact Becky Waltner at becky.waltner@state.sd.us or call her at 605-925-2118, or call the South Dakota Department of Health, 605-773-3361.  You may also visit their website at http://doh.gov/family/wic/.