Please access the below links for enrollment steps for each location

 

WIC in Durham County

WIC in Orange County

WIC in Wake County

 


 

WIC in Durham County

A government assistance program designed to provide support and food assistance for pregnant women and women with children under the age of 5. Refugee families that fit this category are encouraged to register with WIC.

To qualify, applicants must be both income eligible and have an identified medical/nutritional risk factor.

Locations

Applying for WIC

1. Contact the WIC office for your county.
2. When you call the health center to make an appointment, you need to have the following information:

  • The name of the WIC applicant (either pregnant or postpartum mother OR child under the age of 5)
  • The applicant’s date of birth
  • The address where the applicant lives
  • Medicaid number

3. When you go to apply for WIC, please remember to bring only ONE of each of the following:

  • Proof of Identification: Either a 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.
  • Proof of Residence: Either a current utility bill, valid driver’s license, current Medicaid card (or presumptive eligibility form), bank statement, current rental or mortgage receipts, DMV ID card
  • Proof of Income: Either 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.

4. In addition to this documentation, each person applying for WIC must be physically present at the time of application at the local WIC office (with only some exceptions).
5. You must arrive at least 10-15 minutes early or your appointment will be canceled.

What to expect at the appointment:

  • The Medicaid cards should have arrived and should be taken, but it is also a good idea to have their social security cards and potentially a Photo ID from the NC DMV. I-94s are also a good idea to have in case anyone asks for it.
  • At the appointment, they will fill out forms and give the children a finger-prick test for iron.
  • The family will receive vouchers for 3 months, each voucher having a specific window of use and expiration date. Make sure the family is aware of these dates.
  • The family will be given a date to come back in 3 months and receive more vouchers.
  • The appointment will take at least an hour, but you should allocate 2 hours to complete the appointment.

The Vouchers:

  • The vouchers can be confusing, and it may be helpful to the family to take them on a shopping trip to coach them.
  • Grocery stores will have small purple signs posted along the aisles by certain items stating that they are “WIC Approved Items.”
  • Each voucher covers various items, certain sizes and certain types only.
    • For example, with WIC vouchers you may only buy the cheapest milk, bread must be whole grain, and only certain sizes of juice.
    • Each voucher must be used before its expiration date.
    • WIC vouchers have a place where the client must sign them but they cannot be signed before the client is using them to check out at the grocery store.
      • The client has to present them to the cashier at the time of checking out and actually sign the coupon in the presence of the cashier.
      •  If they have already been signed, they cannot be used.

 

WIC in Orange County

(Women, Infants, Children): a government assistance program designed to provide support and food assistance for pregnant women and women with children under the age of 5. Refugee families that fit this category are encouraged to register with WIC.

To qualify, applicants must be both income eligible and have an identified medical/nutritional risk factor.

Applying for WIC

1. Contact the WIC office at 919-942-8741. The Center is at 301 Lloyd Street Carrboro, NC 27510.

2. When you call to make an appointment, you need to have the following information:

  • The name of the WIC applicant (either pregnant or postpartum mother OR child under the age of 5)
  • The applicant’s date of birth
  • The address where the applicant lives
  • Medicaid number

3.When you go to apply for WIC, please remember to bring only ONE of each of the following:

  • Proof of identification: either a 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.
  • Proof of Residence: either a current utility bill, valid driver’s license, current Medicaid card (or presumptive eligibility form), bank statement, current rental or mortgage receipts, DMV ID card.
  • Proof of Income: either 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.
4. In addition to this documentation, each person applying for WIC must be physically present at the time of application at the local WIC office (with only some exceptions). You must arrive at least 10-15 minutes early or your appointment will be cancelled.
 

What to expect at the appointment:

  1. The Medicaid cards should have arrived and should be taken, but it is also a good idea to have their social security cards and potentially a Photo ID from the NC DMV. I-94s are also a good idea to have in case anyone asks for it.
  2. At the appointment, they will fill out forms and give the children a finger-prick test for iron.
  3. The family will receive vouchers for 3 months, each voucher having a specific window of use and expiration date. Make sure the family is aware of these dates.
  4. The family will be given a date to come back in 3 months and receive more vouchers.
  5. The appointment will take at least an hour, but you should allocate 2 hours to complete the appointment.

The Vouchers:

  1. The vouchers can be confusing, and it may be helpful to the family to take them on a shopping trip to coach them.
  2. Grocery stores will have small purple signs posted along the aisles by certain items stating that they are “WIC Approved Items.”
  3. Each voucher covers various items, certain sizes and certain types only. (For example, with WIC vouchers you may only buy the cheapest milk, bread must be whole grain, and only certain sizes of juice.). 
  4. Each voucher must be used before its expiration date.
  5. WIC vouchers have a place where the client must sign them but they cannot be signed before the client is using them to check out at the grocery store.
  6. The client has to present them to the cashier at the time of checking out and actually sign the coupon in the presence of the cashier.
  7. If they have already been signed, they cannot be used.

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WIC in Wake County

(Women, Infants, Children): a government assistance program designed to provide support and food assistance for pregnant women and women with children under the age of 5. Refugee families that fit this category are encouraged to register with WIC.

To qualify, applicants must be both income eligible and have an identified medical/nutritional risk factor.

Applying for WIC

1. Contact the WIC office for your county. Located at Wake County Human Services. Call (919)250-4720 to make an appointment. The address is 10 Sunnybrook Road, Suite 335A, PO Box 14049, Raleigh, NC 27620.

2. When you call the health center to make an appointment, you need to have the following information:

  • The name of the WIC applicant (either pregnant or postpartum mother OR child under the age of 5)
  • The applicant’s date of birth
  • The address where the applicant lives
  • Medicaid number

3. When you go to apply for WIC, please remember to bring only ONE of each of the following:

  1. Proof of identification: either a 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.
  2. Proof of Residence: either a current utility bill, valid driver’s license, current Medicaid card (or presumptive eligibility form), bank statement, current rental or mortgage receipts, DMV ID card
  3. Proof of Income: either 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.

4. In addition to this documentation, each person applying for WIC must be physically present at the time of application at the local WIC office (with only some exceptions).

5. You must arrive at least 10-15 minutes early or your appointment will be cancelled.

What to expect at the appointment:

  1. The Medicaid cards should have arrived and should be taken, but it is also a good idea to have their social security cards and potentially a Photo ID from the NC DMV. I-94s are also a good idea to have in case anyone asks for it.
  2. At the appointment, they will fill out forms and give the children a finger-prick test for iron.
  3. The family will receive vouchers for 3 months, each voucher having a specific window of use and expiration date. Make sure the family is aware of these dates.
  4. The family will be given a date to come back in 3 months and receive more vouchers.
  5. The appointment will take at least an hour, but you should allocate 2 hours to complete the appointment.

The Vouchers:

  1. The vouchers can be confusing, and it may be helpful to the family to take them on a shopping trip to coach them.
  2. Grocery stores will have small purple signs posted along the aisles by certain items stating that they are “WIC Approved Items.”
  3. Each voucher covers various items, certain sizes and certain types only (For example, with WIC vouchers you may only buy the cheapest milk, bread must be whole grain, and only certain sizes of juice.Each voucher must be used before its expiration date.)
  4. WIC vouchers have a place where the client must sign them but they cannot be signed before the client is using them to check out at the grocery store.
    • The client has to present them to the cashier at the time of checking out and actually sign the coupon in the presence of the cashier.
    •  If they have already been signed, they cannot be used.

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