WIC Clinic Information

Monday – Friday 9am- – 4:30pm – Please call for an appointment.  Evenings are by appointment only.

WIC is a program that provides healthy foods and nutrition information to:

Women– Pregnant, Breastfeeding, and Postpartum
Infants– Birth to 12 Months
Children– 1 to 5 years old

WIC Provides

  • Healthy Foods
  • Health Referrals
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Nutrition Information

WIC Guidelines

WIC is available to pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To participate, these persons must:

  • Live in North Carolina.
  • Have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance (TANF), or assistance from the NC Food and Nutrition Services automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
  • Be at nutritional risk. A nutritionist or other health professional makes the nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant, usually at the local WIC office.

For more information on eligibility guidelines, please call our office, or visit this link:  www.nutritionnc.com/wic/wiceligb.htm

What Happens at a WIC Visit?

Your proof of identity, where you live, and income information will be reviewed.

You will be asked questions about your health.

Height , weight, and a blood test for iron deficiency will be done unless you bring this information from another clinic or doctor’s office.

A Nutritionist will review your health information to see if you are eligible for WIC.

Any nutrition problems or questions you have will be discussed.

If eligible, you will be given food vouchers to take to the store to get your food.

How Do I Apply?

1. Call the WIC agency for an appointment. PHONE: (252) 257-2116

2. Ask what you need to bring to your visit when you make your appointment. You will be required to at least provide the following:

  • Identification for the WIC participant and the parent/caretaker (such as valid driver’s license, Social Security Card, current work/school ID, Medicaid card, current military ID, birth certificate, immunization record, health record).
  • Proof of where you live (such as a recent water, electric, cable, gas or telephone bill, or current rental or mortgage agreement).
  • Proof of income for all house hold members (such as Medicaid Card, Work First Eligibility, letter of Food Stamp certification, paycheck stub or tax return for self-employed).
  • WIC wallet for any other family members in WIC.
  • Immunization Records for all infants and children

3. Keep your appointment! If you have a problem and cannot go at the time scheduled, call and make a new appointment. PHONE: (252) 257-2116

 

Additional Website Links:

RECIPES
www.eatbetterearly.com

CHECK MY CALORIES/PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
www.choosemyplate.gov
www.dietbites.com
www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com

NURSING
Preparing to Breastfeed www.llli.org/NB/NBpreparing.html
Nursing: It’s More Than Breastfeeding www.thebabybond.com/ComfortNursing.html

How Does Your State Rank on Breastfeeding Support?

www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm
newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/HandExpression.html
www.hugyourbaby.com
www.holisticmoms.org/category/news-events/nursing-our-future
www.llli.org
www.kellymom.com
www.mothering.com

NUTRITION EDUCATION
www.wichealth.org

FOOD SAFETY
www.foodsafetv.gov

MERCURY ADVISORY FOR WARREN COUNTY FISHING
www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/fish/current.html

 

Nondiscrimination Statement:

“In accordance with Federal law and Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington DC  20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”