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

FRHS Community Health provides programs for our community & outreach services for our schools.  We also provide services for low income families through the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program. 

What is the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program?
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 & children. WIC's goal is to help improve health by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, offering education on healthy eating, nutrition & breastfeeding and making referrals to other services.

Nutrition, Education & Counseling

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

Breastfeeding

  • Providing support & 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 on Individual Needs

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

Immunizations are available if needed or referral

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

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

Family Size Income Guidlines
    1 - $23,606 
    2 - $31,894
    3 - $40,182
    4 - $48,470
    5 - $56,758
    6 - $65,046 
    7 - $73,334
    8 - $81,622
    9 - $89,910
    10 - $98,198

Community Health Hours
Monday: 12:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For more information about the WIC program contact FRHS Community Health Public Health Secretary Becky Waltner at becky.waltner@state.sd.us or call her at 605-925-2118, or call the South Dakota Department of Health at 605-773-3361.  You may also visit the SD WIC website at https://sdwic.org/.