Who is Eligible for WIC?

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 makes the nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant, at the local WIC office. Examples of nutritional risk conditions are listed below. For a complete listing, call 704-920-1204.
    • Abnormal anthropometric or hematological measurements
    • Documented nutrition-related medical conditions
    • Inadequate dietary intake
    • Conditions that predispose a person to inadequate nutritional patterns such as lead poisoning, migrancy, alcohol or drug abuse.

Would you like a WIC staff member to call you about WIC services or to schedule an appointment? Click here to complete a short online referral.

Proof of income, identity and residence are required at the application appointment.

There is no cost to participate in the WIC Program.