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WIC Nutrition Program

Hurricane Florence Update for WIC:

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards can be used at any authorized retailer, even if you are out-of-state.

Lost or damaged EBT cards can be replaced by calling the EBT Call Center at 1-888-622-7328.

There are additional flexibilities for people in the FNS program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Learn more about how you can purchase hot food, report a food loss and get replacement benefits, and get WIC benefits issued remotely.


The North Carolina WIC Program has moved from a paper-based method of WIC benefit issuance to an electronic benefit transfer system (eWIC). Instead of paper food instruments, WIC food benefits are issued into an electronic benefit account at the local WIC clinic. Families use their eWIC card and PIN to access their food benefits at the grocery store.eWIC

To check your WIC food benefit balance, set your PIN or replace your eWIC card:


 

The WIC Program of CommWell Health is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) funded by the US Department of Agriculture. WIC in North Carolina is administered by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch. 


wic Who can receive WIC services?

    • Infants
    • Children up to 5 years of age
    • Pregnant women
    • Any post partum women up to 6 months
    • Breastfeeding women up to one year

To get WIC:

To apply for WIC Program services or to complete a certification, you must bring the following:

    • Proof of identification for parent and infant/child
    • Proof of income equal to one month (either pay stubs or letter from employer)
    • Medicaid card (if enrolled)
    • Proof of current residency

*If you cannot provide any of the papers mentioned above or you have any questions please call (910) ­567-5662 for more information or to make an appointment.*

*Be prepared to provide information regarding what your child eats and drinks during the day*

The Program provides:

    • Nutrition assessment and counseling to promote good health and proper growth
    • Electronic benefit transfer system (eWIC):
        • Yogurt, Milk, Cheese or Tofu
        • Eggs
        • Whole­ Grain Cereal, Whole ­Grain Bread, Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Pasta, Whole Wheat Tortilla and Soft­ Corn Tortillas
        • Vitamin C Enriched Juices
        • Dried/Canned Beans, Peas, Lentils
        • Peanut Butter
        • Fruits/Vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned)
        • Chunk­light Tuna or Salmon
        • Infant formulas/foods
        • Electronic benefit transfer system (eWIC) for fruits and vegetables to be purchased at local grocery stores

The WIC Nutritionist will determine which foods a participant receives based on eligibility and individual needs.


All women are encouraged to breastfeed, as the preferred method of infant feeding. Additional breastfeeding education and support is provided by the WIC Nutritionists and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor before and after delivery.

Breastfeeding Support Group: Moms Breastfeeding Club, meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm at the Harnett County Health Department, located at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington, NC 27546. Call (910) ­567­-5662 for more information.

WIC participants are referred, as needed, to Food Banks, Lactation Consultants, Pediatric Specialists, Dentists, to Social Services for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) and Medicaid and other health care agencies.

Please remember to bring your eWIC card to each visit.

CommWell Health WIC Program Office Locations:


CommWell Health Newton Grove/Spivey’s Corner
Address: 3331 Easy Street, Dunn, NC 28334
Hours: Monday, Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm; Thursday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm; Friday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Phone: (910) ­567-­5662

CommWell Health McGee’s Crossroads
Address: 70 Crepe Myrtle Dr. Benson, NC 27504
Hours: Monday and Wednesday only 8:30 am – 5 pm (Out for Lunch 12:00pm – 12:30 pm)
Phone: (910) ­567-­5662

CommWell Health Salemburg
Address: 500 Fayetteville St, Salemburg NC 28385
Hours: Tuesday 8:30 am – 5 pm (Out for Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Phone: (910) ­567-­5662

Applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling (910) ­567­-5662

USDA is an equal opportunity provider. Please follow this link http://nutritionnc.com/nondiscrimination.htm for the full nondiscrimination statement.

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