> North Carolina Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The WIC program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care. WIC has proven effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems within its population. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch administers it. County health departments, community and rural health centers, and community action agencies provide the services.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of North Carolina, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 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 Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
Program Contact Information:
For more information on North Carolina WIC, please visit the NC WIC website at:
Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
To obtain additional referral forms, pamphlets, or other information contact your county health department or the NC Family Health Resource line at:
Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.