Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five could be eligible for WIC. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a resident of Graham County
  • Must have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. The income guidelines can be found online through the NC WIC website here. Contact Graham County Public Health WIC Office at 828-479-7900, ext. 3 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for eligibility screening over the telephone. Any person receiving Medicaid, Work First Assistance or Food and Nutrition Services (formerly food stamps) will meet income eligibility.
  • Must have a nutritional risk. This assessment is made at the WIC office.

Income Eligibility

To demonstrate income eligibility you will need to bring the following:

  • A current Medicaid card 
  • Pay check stubs for everyone in the home 
  • Proof of your physical address. (If your physical address is different than your mailing address, please bring proof of both.)

WIC Certification Periods

Certification periods will be applied as so:

  • Breastfeeding women: Certified for 12 months after delivery or when breastfeeding ends.
  • Non Breastfeeding Postpartum women: Certified for 6 months after delivery
  • Children: Certified every twelve months after first birthday until they are five years of age.
  • Infants: Certified until first birthday (12 months).
  • Pregnant Women: Certification is during pregnancy and up to six weeks postpartum. Call for a postpartum appointment after delivery to prevent a lapse in WIC benefits.