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Nutrition/WIC  



Our Nutrition programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of Buncombe County residents. We offer several programs to benefit adults, children, and infants.

A television cooking show called "Cooking for Your Health" can be seen online. It can also be viewed on Charter Cable channel 2.  Shows change randomly and provide recipes that are also available at the link above. The show is produced by the Nutrition Division and Buncombe County TV (BCTV).

Nutrition Services include:

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, which improves the health of low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides:

  • Nutrition education.
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Referrals for health care.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy by a registered dietician, for Department of Health patients and the public who have health problems that are affected by nutrition.
  • Free language assistance.

WIC Clinic Locations

Health & Human Services

40 Coxe Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (828) 250-5000

MAHEC OB-GYN Specialists

119 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
For patients of MAHEC OB-GYN Specialists and their children.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (828) 771-5436

Black Mountain United Methodist Church

101 Church Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
For people who live in the Swannanoa Valley
Hours: 1st Monday of each month - By appointment only
Phone: (828) 250-5000

Western North Carolina Community
Health Services (WNCCHS)

The Minnie Jones Health Center

257 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801
For patients of WNCCHS and their children.
Hours: Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (828) 285-0622, Ext. 2174

Buncombe County Human Services West
(BCHS-West)

339 Leicester Highway, Suite 120
Asheville, NC  28806
For residents of Buncombe County who live in the 28806, 28748 or 28715 zip areas.
Hours:  Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone:  (828) 250-5000

Making an appointment for Nutrition Services

New and returning WIC patients:

Call 250-5000 to make appointment for WIC services

What to bring with you

You will need to bring the following information for each family member that is applying for WIC:

Proof of ID:  (Bring one)

  • current driver’s license,
  • Social Security card,
  • Work/school ID,
  • Medicaid card,
  • Military ID,
  • Birth certificate,
  • Immunization record.
  • Proof of where you live: (Bring one)
  • Recent bill (electric, gas, cable or telephone),
  • Current rent or mortgage agreement,
  • Current driver’s license.

Proof of income: (Bring one)

(Before taxes for all who live in your house)

  • Current Medicaid card,
  • Letter of certification from Food & Nutrition Services,
  • Last paycheck stub,
  • Letter from job with gross income and how often you are paid. If self-employed, recent tax return.

Immunization records must be brought to the first appointment for all infants and children up to age 5.

For More information:

Find income guidelines, items need to apply, types of foods provided and more at NutritionNC.com, the State of North Carolina's site for the WIC program.

Breastfeeding Support Services

Breastfeeding support is available to WIC patients by calling 250-5325.

Services available to breastfeeding women enrolled on WIC include:

  • Breastfeeding education and support for prenatal and breastfeeding women by breastfeeding peer counselors.
  • Consultations with a trained breastfeeding educator for breastfeeding concerns.
  • Infant Feeding Class to learn how to feed your baby – taken during your pregnancy
  • Manual and electric breast pumps – call to find out which will best meet your needs.

How are services paid for?

There is no charge for WIC services.

Contact Information

Georganna Cogburn, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC
Nutrition Program Manager
(828) 250-5000
georganna.cogburn@buncombecounty.org

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For More Information

Find out more information about the WIC program and what services it can provide you and your family. Download the brochure below.