WIC - Since 1974

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

WIC is for:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Infants
  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months

WIC Offers:

  • Healthy Food - Such as milk, juice, cheese, eggs, cereal, infant formula
  • Nutritional Information - About infant feeding, nutrition for healthy pregnancy, child growth and development, special diets, and food buying

You may qualify for WIC:

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.

You must also:

  • Meet WIC Income Guidelines - Even if you have a job, you may be eligible. If you are on Work First Family Assistance, Medicaid, or receive Food Stamps, you may already meet the income guidelines.
  • Have a health risk factor based on height and weight measurements, blood test for low iron, health history, diet history.
  • Applicants must be seen at the WIC site to determine eligibility.

You will need to provide proof of identification, residence (where you live), and household income. Examples of what you will need to bring:

  • Identification (only one is needed) - Valid driver's license, Social Security card, Current Work/School ID, Medicaid Card, Current Military ID, Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, Health Record.
  • Residence (only one is needed) - Recent water or electric bill, recent cable bill, gas bill or telephone bill, current mortgage or rental agreement.
  • Income (only one is needed) - Recent paycheck stubs, or recent tax return for the self-employed, Medicaid card, a letter of food stamp certification, or a beige ATP card.

During your WIC visit:

  • Your income information will be reviewed.
  • You will be asked questions about your health and your diet.
  • Height, weight, and a blood test for iron deficiency will be done unless you bring this information from another clinic or doctor's office.
  • A Nutritionist or Nurse will review the above information to see if you are eligible for WIC.
  • Any nutritional problems or questions you have will be discussed.
  • If eligible, you will be given "checks" to take to the store to get your food.


You may apply for WIC by calling Rowan County Health Department between 8 AM and 9 AM, Monday - Friday for an appointment at 704-216-8777, press 4 for WIC.

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Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Aviso de No Discriminación

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

  • Correo:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or Correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.