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WIC Eligibility & Certification

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Phone: (828) 695-5800
FAX: (828) 695-5874

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map 3070 11th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602


Business Hours*
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

*Individual clinic hours may vary. Please visit each service specific page to view those hours.

Who is Eligible

To be eligible, you or your child must:
  • Live in North Carolina
  • Live in a household with an income at or below WIC guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance (TANF), or assistance from the NC Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
  • Be at nutritional risk based on:
    • Abnormal height and/or weight measurements
    • Documented nutrition-related medical conditions
    • Inadequate dietary intake

To Demonstrate Income Eligibility

What you will need:
  • A current Medicaid card, NC Food and Nutrition Services card (known as Food Stamp Card), Work First (TANF) documentation OR
  • Pay check stubs for everyone in the home that works.
  • Proof of your physical address where you reside. (If your physical address is different than your mailing address, please bring proof of both.)
  • Identification for the person(s) applying for WIC (ie: Medicaid card, social security card, birth certificate, valid driver’s license, DMV issued photo ID).

WIC Certification Periods

If you are eligible for WIC services, you may be certified to receive services for the following periods of time:
  • Pregnant Women: During the pregnancy and up to six weeks postpartum.
  • Non-breast feeding postpartum women: Until six months postpartum.
  • Breastfeeding postpartum women: 12 months after delivery or if breastfeeding is discontinued, between 6 and 12 months postpartum.
  • Infants: Until one year of age (12 months).
  • Children: Certified every year after first birthday until they are five years of age.


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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. http://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-nondiscrimination-statement