Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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About the Program

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, their infants and children up to the age of five.

In addition to supplemental food, the program provides a combination of nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for immunizations and health care. Studies have proven that WIC is effective in preventing nutrition related health problems.

The program provides nutritional education benefits by teaching participants, parents / caretakers relationships between nutrition and good health. Information will provide improving ideas for food consumption habits.


The Graham County Department of Public Health strongly encourages women to breastfeed. We provide support and education with our breastfeeding program and educator. Please contact our office at 828-479-7900 for more information.

Hours of Operation

The WIC office is open Monday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

We are closed at lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Any holiday closings will be posted prior to the holiday for client convenience.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file  a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination  Complaint Form,  (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA  office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of  the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form,  call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail:
                    U.S. Department of Agriculture
                    Office  of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                    1400  Independence Avenue, SW
                    Washington,  D.C. 20250-9410 
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Aviso de No Discriminación 

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos  Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de  Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el  USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o  administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color,  nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por  actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad  realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten  medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por  ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas  americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en  la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición  o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal  Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la  información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. 

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario  de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA (AD-3027)  que está disponible en línea en y en  cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya  en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una  copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su  formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

  • Correo:
                    U.S. Department of Agriculture
                    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  • Correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

A link to this full statement by NC DHHS and the USDA can be found here.