- By Todd Luck
- Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018
New WIC Office location at Peters Creek
The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has a new WIC office at the United Health Centers at Peters Creek Parkway.
This is Public Health's fourth satellite clinic for WIC, a federally funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. The site officially opened on October 24th, and is open on Wednesdays from 8AM to 5PM with plans to eventually open full time. It is located on the side of Marketplace Mall at 2101 Peters Creek Parkway at United Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers comprehensive care with a sliding fee scale..
WIC provides assistance buying healthy food, along with nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals. The program is available to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five whose family income is less than 185% of the United States Income Guidelines and are at nutritional risk. Detailed information on the requirements can be found at www.nutritionnc.com/wic. .
Nutrition Program Director, Mayte Grundseth said she encourages families, including working parents, to check and see if they qualify for the program. "There is a lot of people who don't think they are qualified for this program because they are working, but we have many, many families that are working parents," she said. .
The new Peters Creek WIC office can be reached at 336-703-3352. An appointment to determine eligibility is required for the program. Forsyth County WIC institution is an equal opportunity provider.