WIC

WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors, nutrition education, and help finding healthcare and other community services. Participants must meet income guidelines and be pregnant women, new mothers, infants or children under age five. In Forsyth county we provide WIC services to over 11,000 women, infants and children.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Who is Eligible

WIC is available to pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. You must schedule an appointment to determine your eligibility by calling (336) 703-3100. To participate, persons must:

  • Be a resident of Forsyth County.
  • Have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance , or Food Stamps automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
  • Be at nutritional risk. A nutritionist or other health professional makes the nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant, usually at the local WIC office.

Cost

There is NO cost.

Appointments

Appointments are required for services and may be made by calling (336) 703-3336 or 703-3100.

Clinic Hours

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:45 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday: 7:45 am - 7:30 pm
Friday: 7:45 am - 4:15 pm

Location

Forsyth County Dept. of Public Health, Clinic 5

Additional Information

There are three satellite WIC Clinics available. One is located in the Downtown Health Plaza on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and is for Downtown Health Plaza clients only. The other WIC satellite clinic is in Kernersville. Please call 703-3100 for more information. And the third clinic is located at 501 Cleveland Avenue, Suite B.

For more information on WIC services, visit the North Carolina WIC website.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is to advance policies and practices that promote equality in health, prevent disease, & protect the environment.

Adopted by the Board of Health 1/7/09.

Accredited Health Department 2009-2013

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