The Plainview WIC office now has a mobile unit and it’ll be set up at Date Street Housing on Tuesday.
From 9 a.m.-noon, those interested can visit the mobile unit at 1600 N. Date St.
The unit which, Jenifer Gregory, described as a “fully-functioning minibus,” will offer all WIC services in an effort to be more flexible for clients who may not have a chance to visit the brick and office location.
“It’s just really to make our services more accessible,” said Gregory, director of operations for the Regence Health Network WIC office, adding that the branch serves a very rural area. “In this area, we do have some participants that have transportation problems. We can come out to them.”
The mobile unit was acquired in December.
“We are still working to reach out to different organizations that will allow us to utilize their parking space,” Gregory said.
The idea is for the unit to travel all around the Plainview branch’s coverage area, which includes 10 counties – Hale, Bailey, Crosby, Castro, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Lamb, Motley, Parmer and Swisher Counties.
WIC is a federally-funded program set up to help low-income families. It serves pregnant women, new mothers, infants and kids up to 5 years old.
After Tuesday, the next date and location is scheduled for Feb. 11 at Wee Care, she said.
No appointments are necessary to visit the WIC mobile unit. Those interested can simply show up and receive services. For additional information, call the RHN WIC office in Plainview at (806)293-0182.
Story by the Plainview Herald – February 4, 2020