Because good nutrition is so important for young children—even before birth—the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) helps families make healthy eating choices, stretch their grocery budgets, and find other community resources to meet their nutritional needs.
WIC is available for women who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding, or have infants and children up to age 5. Eligible families receive food vouchers, one-on-one education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and health care referrals.
WIC staff are highly-trained counselors, doctors, and nurses who will help guide and support you through a challenging, but rewarding time in you and your child’s life. What are you waiting for? Explore the benefits for you & your baby and check your eligibility below.
Are you pregnant, breastfeeding, or a non-breastfeeding postpartum woman? Maintaining your health and wellness during this precious time is just as important for you as it is for your baby. WIC offers supplemental nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and aiding products, nutrition education and counseling, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. You’ll meet one-on-one with a WIC counselor to discuss the needs for you and your family. Privacy, respect, and personalized support: WIC is here for you.
North Carolina WIC is now offering eWIC – an electronic benefit transfer system! Instead of paper food instruments, WIC food benefits are issued into an electronic benefit account at the local WIC clinic. Families use their eWIC card and PIN to access their food benefits at the grocery store. Use in conjunction with the Bnft® app for more flexible control over your benefits (and less check-out line stress)!
For Your Baby
More than half of the infants in the United States participate in WIC. Whether you’re a mother or a caregiver, you may be eligible to receive WIC benefits for your infant or child up to age 5. WIC offers supplemental nutritious foods for infants and children, including infant formula, fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and cereal, peanut butter, dairy products, hearty proteins, and more! As an additional benefit, you’ll also have access to nutrition education and counseling and other available social services.
At each appointment with your WIC counselor, you and your child will receive personalized, attentive care. We know this time is challenging – allow us to give you some peace of mind. WIC is here for your baby.
Checking your eligibility is just as easy as the program! You can use the WIC PreScreening Tool, or for more information and to talk to a local WIC counselor, call 828.884.3242.
To be eligible for WIC, families must live in North Carolina and meet income guidelines. All Medicaid, SNAP, and Work First recipients meet the income criteria. Women, infants and children receive a nutritional assessment to identify problems such as anemia, poor weight gain, increased weight gain, physical activity level, or other nutrition-related health concerns. WIC is an equal opportunity program.
Make an Appointment
Ready to enroll or re-enroll? Call our office to set up your first appointment: 828.884.3242
The Transylvania County WIC Office is located on the 3rd floor of
106 E Morgan Street, Suite 105
Brevard, NC 28712
For your first appointment, please bring:
- Proof of identification for all individuals applying for WIC (ie: valid driver’s license, Social Security card, current work/school ID, current Medicaid card, current military ID, birth certificate, or immunization record. For infants: hospital crib card, ID bracelet, or mother’s verification of facts form)
- Proof of income for all household members with income (ie current paycheck stubs, recent tax return or history of earnings for the past twelve months, 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, or unemployment letter/notice)
- Proof of residence, where you currently live (ie current utility bill, valid driver’s license, current Medicaid card or presumptive eligibility form, bank statement, current rental or mortgage receipts, or DMV ID card)