General Information

South Shore Nutrition Center | WIC

Medical Services

Women, Infants & Children Program: Provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC helps parents to feed their children properly during critical periods of growth and development. The combination of nutrition education, nutritious foods, and yearly health care visits strengthens families long after their WIC eligibility has ended.

TCA Health | South Shore Maternal & Child Health Center

Welcome to TCA Health | South Shore, your dedicated center for maternal and child health services in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support and care to women, infants, and children in our community, ensuring their health and well-being through all stages of life. Explore our key services below:

Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

Our Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC) is a vital resource for low-income families, offering essential support to pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. The WIC program provides a combination of supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education to help families thrive.

  • Supplemental Foods: We offer nutritious foods designed to meet the dietary needs of women, infants, and children, ensuring they receive the essential nutrients necessary for healthy growth and development.
  • Health Care Referrals: Our program connects families with critical healthcare services, including pediatric care, prenatal care, and other medical resources to support their overall health.
  • Nutrition Education: We provide comprehensive nutrition education to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of a balanced diet and how to make healthy food choices. This education empowers families to maintain good nutrition practices long after their WIC eligibility has ended.
  • Breastfeeding Education & Support: Our Breastfeeding Education and Support services provide essential support and education during pregnancy and throughout the infant’s first year of life. The TCA WIC breastfeeding team is composed of highly trained Peer Counselors, Certified Lactation Specialists (CLS/CLS), and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). We believe the first year of life is the most important when it comes to nutrition, and we are here to get you and your baby off to the best start.


The WIC program is essential in helping parents feed their children properly during critical periods of growth. The combination of nutrition education, access to nutritious foods, and regular healthcare visits strengthens families and promotes long-term health and well-being.

Why Choose TCA Health | South Shore?

At TCA Health | South Shore, we are committed to offering compassionate and comprehensive care to our community. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to support you every step of the way, providing personalized services tailored to meet the unique needs of each family.

  • Experienced Staff: Our knowledgeable and caring staff are experts in maternal and child health, providing the guidance and support you need to navigate the challenges of parenthood and ensure your family’s health.
  • Community Focus: We understand the unique needs of the South Shore community and are dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of our neighbors.
  • Accessible Services: We strive to make our services accessible to all families in need, offering convenient hours and locations to ensure you can receive the care and support you deserve.

Visit us at TCA Health | South Shore to experience the difference our comprehensive care can make for you and your family. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us or visit our website.

Your health and the health of your family are our top priorities. Let TCA Health | South Shore be your partner in achieving a healthier, brighter future for you and your children.

TCA Health | South Shore

1802 E 71st St
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 363-2500
Fax: (773) 363-8441

Mon: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tue: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wed: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Thu: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed