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South Carolina Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Food/Nutrition > South Carolina Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Program Description:

The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. WIC impacts the health of mothers and children in the medically needy population. Optimal nutritional status during pregnancy and early childhood provides the best chance for the future of South Carolinians. The program is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Division of WIC.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Carolina, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to five years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.dhec.sc.gov/health/mch/wic/map.htm

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on WIC of South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina WIC website at:
http://www.dhec.sc.gov/health/mch/wic/

Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

If you have questions about the program call the Care Line toll-free at:
1-800-868-0404

 

Managing Agency:

South Carolina
http://www.sc.gov/




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