Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education and food supplement program for children birth-5, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
All clients must meet medical and financial eligibility requirements.
Click here to learn how to apply
WIC is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. The 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.
Benefits of the WIC program can be found through the following North Carolina WIC Links:
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch administers the WIC Program. County health departments, community and rural health centers, and community action agencies provide the services.
How to Apply for WIC
To apply for the WIC Program please contact 252-338-4400.
Examples of what you will need to bring:
Identification: (Only one is needed)
Valid driver's license, Social Security card, current work/school ID, current Medicaid card, current military ID, birth certificate, immunization record, and for infants: hospital crib card or ID bracelet.
Residence (where you live): (Only one is needed)
Current utility bill, valid driver’s license, current Medicaid card (or presumptive eligibility form), bank statement, current rental or mortgage receipts, Division of Motor Vehicle ID card.
Income: (Only one is needed)
Current paycheck stubs, or recent tax return for the self-employed, current Medicaid card, a letter of certification for the NC Food and Nutrition Services, a letter from your employer stating gross income and frequency of pay, unemployment letter/notice.
To qualify for WIC, applicants must be both income eligible and have an identified medical/nutritional risk factor. These criteria will be assessed when you apply for WIC at your local WIC office.
With some exceptions, each person applying for WIC must be physically present at the time of application at the local WIC office.
Albemarle Regional Health Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.