Welcome to the Health Department website!

420 N Fairview Ave.
Burns, OR 97720

Right across from the hospital

Phone: (541) 573-2271
Fax: (541) 573-8388

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(Excluding holidays)

WIC Clinic Appointment Hours:
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wadatika Health Center  WIC 9:00 am – 11:00am
Health Department
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Call to schedule or for further information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all appointments are over the phone unless requested an in person visit. Please speak with your WIC coordinator for those requests.

**Other appointments are available as discussed with WIC Coordinator**

Helping Families Lead Healthier Lives

WIC is a public health nutrition program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors. The WIC supplemental food offered each month are not intended to meet all the nutritional need for a balanced diet, but to help enhance the specific nutrients that are important during pregnancy/lactation in women, and rapid growth periods in infancy and young children.

Harney County WIC wants to see your family happy, healthy and thriving. In addition to food assistance, we also provider nutrition education: breastfeeding counseling and breast pumps; and the support you need to keep your family healthy.

All that WIC offers

Nutrition Education – Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. Harney County WIC offers a variety of nutrition education opportunities, where participants can learn about current nutrition and health information specific to their personal interests and health goals.  
Breastfeeding Support and Services – Harney County WIC has breastfeeding professionals available at no cost to assist participants with breastfeeding advice and pumps.  

Supplemental Nutritious Foods – At your appointment your WIC certifier will review with you your families diet and health history. You will receive nutrition information and counseling, referrals, and benefits to purchase foods such as:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cereal
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Rice
  • Cheese
  • Tuna Fish
  • Fruit Juice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole grains
    • Breads, tortillas
  • Dried beans
  • Baby Jar Foods
  • Infant Formula
Growth Education – Individual growth and health assessments, referrals to other health programs and providers such as immunizations, prenatal, primary care, head start, physical activity tips, and other social services.  

Food Benefits are on the eWIC card – THAT’S RIGHT!!! If you remember paper checks, they are no longer here. Shopping is so much easier with eWIC!

  • Food benefits are on an electronic card, similar to a debit card. You can use the card at any store in Oregon that accepts WIC to pay for WIC items much safter at the checkout lane. No need to separate items, place them with all your other items and use your WIC card first as payment.
  • With your eWIC card, you can purchase what you need when you want, instead of buying everything at one time.
  • WIC benefits for everyone in the household are on the same card, so its easier to keep track of, and sometimes you’ll be able to buy bigger sizes.



WIC Shopper

The mobile app for WIC participants

We are giving you the tools to thrive in WIC!

What do you get with the App?

  • Real-time Benefits you can check your benefits immediately and know exactly what you can purchase.
  • Custom Food List – We take your food list and design it to display it beautifully within the app.
  • SCANNER!! That’s right you can scan foods while in the store and see if its on your package or not. No more buying the wrong item or size.
  • Yummy Recipes! Don’t know what to have for dinner? Open up your app and check out the recipes and all you need is the foods you purchased with WIC.
  • Alerts – Get fast recall alerts, or other WIC notifications
  • Maps – Map locations of eligible WIC stores for wherever you are.


Is My Family Eligible?

Your family may be eligible for all the great benefits Oregon WIC provides. To become part of WIC, call our office today to find out eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

To qualify for WIC, you must live in Oregon and be in one of the following categories:

  1. Pregnant Women
  2. Mom breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age.
  3. New mom who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months.
  4. Baby
  5. Child younger than age 5.

WIC welcomes all parents and caregivers! If you are a dad, grandparent, foster parent or any caregiver of a child under 5 years of age, you may get WIC for your child.

You do not have to be a U.S citizen to be eligible for the WIC program.

Mission of WIC

Assuring healthy pregnancies, birth outcomes, growth and development for mothers, babies, and young children to age 5. Providing nutritious supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, education on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare and critical social services.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

WIC is not an entitlement program as Congress does not set aside funds to allow every eligible individual to participate in the program. WIC is a Federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds each year for the program. WIC is

administered at the Federal level by FNS 

  • administered by 90 WIC state agencies, through approximately 47,000 authorized retailers.  

  • WIC operates through 1,900 local agencies in 10,000 clinic sites, in 50 State health departments, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia, and five territories (Northern Mariana, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). 

For more information regarding WIC, please see:


The Harney County Health Department does not discriminate on the basis of: 1) race, 2) color, 3) national origin, 4) religion, 5) disability, 6) age, 7) sex (includes pregnancy-related conditions and sexual harassment), 8) marital or familial status, 9) sexual orientation or other class protected by law.

Interpreters or other assistive communication aids are available at no cost.