Health Department

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

Montgomery County WIC Program

Location
217 South Main Street
Troy, NC  27371

Contact Us
Phone: (910) 572-8174
Fax: (910) 572-8177

Hours of Operation
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed for lunch 12-1 PM)


What is WIC?
WIC is a federally-funded, special supplemental foods program that helps families stay healthy. Our mission is to assure healthy pregnancies, healthy birth outcomes and healthy growth and development for women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. We aim to achieve this goal by providing nutritious supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, education on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare and other community services.

Who is WIC for?
Our program is available to pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of 5.

To qualify for WIC, you must also meet the following criteria:

  • Live in the state of North Carolina
  • Be at nutritional risk, this is determined by a WIC nutritionist at your first appointment
  • Receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, Work First (TANF) or meet the WIC Program income guidelines

How Do I Apply?
Contact our office at 910-572-8174 to schedule an appointment.
You may also complete a referral form at the link below and we will contact you.
WIC Referral Form
Please remember to bring the following items to your WIC appointment:

  • Proof of Identification (for all individuals applying for WIC)
  • Proof of Residence (where you live, PO Boxes not accepted)
  • Proof of Income (for all household members with income)

Examples of Acceptable Proof of Identification, Residence and Income:

  • Identification (one needed for each applicant): valid driver’s license, social security card, current work/school ID, current Medicaid card, birth certificate, immunization record, current military ID. For infants: hospital crib card, ID bracelet, or mother’s verification of facts form.
  • Residence (only need one): current utility bill, valid driver’s license, current Medicaid card, bank statement, or current rental or mortgage receipts.
  • Income (only need one): current paycheck stubs, recent tax return or history of earnings for the past 12 months, current Medicaid card, a letter of certification for the NC Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps), a letter from your employer stating gross income and frequency of pay, unemployment letter/notice.

(Disclaimer: this is not a complete list, other types of proofs not listed are also accepted)

 


Services Offered

  • Nutrition Services
    • Nutrition Education and Counseling
      • Our Nutritionists will complete an assessment for each participant on WIC, then provide education and counseling catered to that participant’s specific needs and concerns. We provide educational materials to take home as well.
    • Nutritious Food Benefits
      • Monthly food benefits are downloaded onto an eWIC card that can be used to shop with at participating stores. Each participant’s food package will be prescribed based off the nutrition assessment completed by our Nutritionist.
  • Breastfeeding Services & Support
    • Breastfeeding Aids and Supplies
      • These supplies include manual breast pumps, nipples shields, breast shells and pads. We also offer a free loan-agreement plan for electric breast pumps. All aids and supplies are given based off need.
    • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Support Program
      • Our peer counselor provides mother-to-mother counseling in office, over the phone and text to help support and educate prenatal and postpartum mothers who plan to or are currently breastfeeding.
    • Infant Feeding Classes
      • This free class is offered once a month and is open to anyone in the community. Friends, family and other support people are welcome to join these prenatal and postpartum moms who attend. We discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, basics of infant feeding and bringing baby home from the hospital.
  • Referrals for Health Care
    • Based off the participant’s needs and nutrition assessment, referrals are made for things such as immunizations, substance-abuse counseling, the Early-Check program, Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) program, Pregnancy Care Management program, and other community services.

 


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