Health Department

WIC Program

WIC Program


WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Services

  • Healthy foods: Milk, Juice, Cheese, Eggs, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Dried Beans and Peas, Infant Formula and Infant Cereal
  • Nutritional information, Infant Feeding, Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development, Food Buying, Breastfeeding, and Postpartum Women's Health 
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Loan of Electric Breastpumps to WIC Participant who meets loan requirements

Hours of Service
The WIC office is open Monday thru Friday, 8;00am - 5:00pm
 

Eligibility

All kinds of families qualify for WIC. You may or may not be working. You may be a student. You may be single or married. You may live with your parents. WIC is for: Pregnant women, Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months, Infants (birth to 1 year), Children (1 year to 5 years of age) and Postpartum women who have delivered in the last six (6) months.


To qualify you must:

  • Meet federal income guidelines
  • Have an interview with a Nutritionist
  • Applicants must be seen at the WIC site to determine eligibility
  • Provide proof of identification
  • Provide proof of address


 
 What happens at a WIC visit?

  • Your income information will be reviewed
  • You will be asked questions about your health and your diet
  • Height, weight, and blood test for iron deficiency will be done unless you bring the information from another clinic or doctor's office
  • A Nutritionist will interview you 
  • Any nutrition concerns or questions you have will be discussed
  • If eligible, you will be given food instruments to take to the store to get your food

Appointment Procedure

To make an appointment or for more information, call the Edgecombe County WIC Program at:
252-641-7550 or 252-641-7561 (Tarboro)
252-985-1067 (Rocky Mount)

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For public comment or questions, please call 252-641-7511.
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