PHS WIC provides free nutritious food packages, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, community referrals & MORE for women, infants & children under the age of 5 who are eligible. Schedule your visit at a PHS WIC location today!

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WIC F.A.Q.’s

What can WIC do for you and your family?

What can WIC do for you and your family? FREE FOOD PACKAGES which may include

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains like pasta, bread, rice, whole wheat or soft corn tortillas
  • Milk or soy-based beverage
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Tofu
  • Cereal
  • Eggs
  • Juice
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans, peas, lentils
  • Tuna or Salmon (for breastfeeding women only)
  • Infant fruits and vegetables
  • Infant meats (for fully breastfeed infants only)
  • Infant cereal
  • Infant formula

Some WIC items may require a prescription from your doctor (such as non-contract formulas or special products, whole milk.  Talk with a WIC Nutritionist for more information.

Who is eligible for WIC?

WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a mother, father, grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian of a child under age five, you can apply for WIC.

Benefits are provided to women who are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding and Infants and Children up to age 5 that:

  • Live in North Carolina
  • Live in a household with income at or below WIC guidelines**
  • Have a nutrition-risk factor (determined by your WIC nutritionist during your assessment) such as food allergies, a diet with less than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day or a health condition

** Those who currently receive Medicaid, Work First, or SNAP benefits automatically qualify for WIC.

  1. For income eligibility guidelines click here:
  2. Use thisWIC Prescreening Tool to help determine if you may be eligible for WIC benefits.
What will my first visit be like?

Please allow up to an hour for your initial visit to apply for WIC. Follow up visits will likely be shorter depending on your family’s needs.

At your first visit WIC staff will…

  • Collect your proof of income for your household, proof of residency and personal identification.
  • Ask a few questions about your family’s health and nutrition habits.
  • Weigh, measure, and check iron status for you (if pregnant or just had a baby) or your child.
  • Complete a health and nutrition assessment for all eligible participants in your family and provide guidance, answer your questions, and help you set realistic, attainable health and nutrition goals.
  • Refer you or your child to other services or health care providers as needed.
  • Issue an e-WIC card that will work like a debit card and allow you to purchase WIC approved foods.
  • Schedule a follow up visit which is typically in 3 months.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
  • Each person applying for WIC.
  • Proof of income such as Medicaid card, Work First, SNAP, or recent paycheck stubs for all income earning household members.
  • Proof of where you live such as recent bill with street address or current rental or mortgage statement.
  • Identification such as driver’s license/NC ID, social security card, Medicaid card, birth certificate, immunization record.
  • ID of the Mother’s verification of Facts or Birth Certificate if you have a newborn.

Click here for more options.

How can I make the WIC program work for me?

We do our best to provide excellent service and care to you and your family.  These are the ways you can help us serve you better:

  • Keep your WIC appointments. We’ve made this appointment just for you.
  • If you can’t keep an appointment or miss an appointment, please call us. Missing your appointment may cause you to lose some benefits so we will want to reschedule with you as soon as possible.
  • Tell us about changes in your name, address, or phone number – including if you are planning to move. We provide reminder phone calls and letters for your convenience.
  • WIC nutrition professionals tailor a personal nutrition plan for your family, based on the interests and concerns you discuss during your WIC appointment. Take advantage of this opportunity during your visit!
  • You will get a personal breastfeeding specialist who can help you succeed with breastfeeding, and will even call you to check on how you’re doing. Take advantage of this free service!
  • Ask us for help! If you are looking for other services offered in your community we can help you get connected.
How long will I receive WIC benefits?

Depending on whether you are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, an infant or a child, you will receive WIC benefits from 6 months to a year.

  • Pregnant woman can participate for the entirety of their pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding moms may participate until their baby is 12 months old
  • Postpartum, non-breastfeeding moms may participate until their baby is 6 months old*
  • Children may participate until their 5th birthday. Children are certified for one year at a time and must reapply every 12 months

* Moms who have experienced baby loss may still be eligible for WIC benefits up to 6 months.

What are your hours and locations?

We have 5 different WIC locations to serve you and your family. We have friendly, flexible staff and evening hours to accommodate your lifestyle. We would love to see you soon! Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Carrboro Community Health Center

301 Lloyd Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Phone Number: (919) 913-1698
FAX: (919) 942-1473


  • Monday 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Friday   8:00am-1:00pm

Hillsborough WIC

Located within the Orange County Health Department
300 W Tryon St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone Number: (919) 245-2422
FAX: (919) 644-3328 


  • Monday 8:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-12:30pm; 1:30pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Friday   8:00am-1:00pm

Moncure Community Health Center

7228 Pittsboro-Moncure Road
Moncure, NC 27559
Phone Number: (919) 542-2195
FAX: (919) 545-3457


  • Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday   8:00am-1:00pm

Breastfeeding Classes:

  • Piedmont Health Services offers breastfeeding classes at two locations: Carrboro and Hillsborough. These classes are taught in both English and Spanish; English classes are offered on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month while the Spanish classes are offered on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
  • These classes are taught by a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC).
  • The curriculum used was developed by UNC and it is called Ready, Set, Baby. (RSB) is an educational program designed to counsel prenatal women about maternity care best practices and the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

Prospect Hill Community Health Center

322 Main St
Prospect Hill, NC 27314
Phone Number: (336) 562-2340
FAX: (336) 562-4444


  • Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday – closed
  • Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday  – closed

Siler City Community Health Center

224 South 10th Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344
Phone Number: (919) 742-5602
FAX: (919) 663-1635


  • Monday 8:00am-12:00pm; 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm; 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm; 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm; 12:30pm-7:00pm
  • Friday   8:00am-12:00pm

WIC is an equal opportunity provider. Click here for the full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.

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