WIC Clinic Information

The Warren County Health Department WIC Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Please call (252) 257-2116 for an appointment.

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, breastfeeding 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:  https://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/index.htm

What Happens at a WIC Visit?

  • When you arrive, a staff member will greet you and confirm your appointment.
  • Staff will verify your proof of identity, proof of residency, and income information for the past 30 days.
  • Depending on your appointment type, you may be required to go through height, weight and a blood test (which tests for iron deficiency). This information can be brought in from your doctor’s office if done within the last 60 days.
  • You will speak with one of the Nutritionists and answer questions about your health history and current health status. Any nutrition problems or questions you have will be discussed with the Nutritionist.
  • Staff will review your information to see if you are eligible for WIC.
  • If eligible, you will be given an eWIC card to take to the store to get your food. Please visit https://www.nutritionnc.com/ewic/index.htm to learn more about the eWIC program.

How Do I Apply?

  • Call the Warren County Health Department WIC Office for an appointment. (252) 257-2116
  • Prepare for your visit by bringing 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).
    • Immunization Records for all infants and children
  • Keep your appointment! If you have a problem and cannot make your appointment, please call to reschedule. (252) 257-2116

 

Additional Resources:

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding Information https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/

Breastfeeding Report Card (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm

La Leche League International www.llli.org
Parenting Breastfeeding Resources www.kellymom.com

NUTRITION EDUCATION
www.wichealth.org

CHECK MY CALORIES | PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
www.choosemyplate.gov
www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com

FOOD SAFETY
www.foodsafety.gov

MERCURY ADVISORY FOR FISH CONSUMPTION
www.epi.publichealth.nc.gov/oee/fish/advisories.html

 

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