What is WIC Nutrition Program? Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is designed to improve the health and well-being of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk by providing: Nutrition education Breastfeeding Education and Support Referrals for health care Free language assistance Income Guidelines and Benefits Income guidelines: www.nutritionnc.com/wic/wiceligb.htm Table: Income Guidelines Size of Household Annual Monthly Weekly Bi-Weekly Twice Monthly 1 $21,978 $1,832 $423 $846 $916 2 $29,637 $2,470 $570 $1,140 $1,235 3 $37,296 $3,108 $718 $1,435 $1,554 4 $44,955 $3,747 $865 $1,730 $1,874 Benefits and types of foods provided: www.nutritionnc.com/wic/benefits.htm Visit the North Carolina WIC website for more info and other great resources! Check out www.choosemyplate.gov for great tips on healthy food. Did you know if you qualify for Medicaid or Food Assistance you will automatically qualify for WIC? You can apply for Medicaid and food assistance online at epass.nc.gov or come into our office at 7 Yorkshire Street, Asheville NC. WIC Clinic Locations Health & Human Services WIC Clinic 7 Yorkshire Street Asheville, NC 28803 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 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 Health & Human Services WIC Clinic West (BCHHS-West) 339 Leicester Highway, Suite 120 Asheville, NC 28806 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 Residence: (Bring one) 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. Note: Immunization records must be brought to the first appointment for all infants and children up to age 5. 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. 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. 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. English Spanish Russian Healthy Recipes Looking for healthy recipes for your family? 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 Buncombe County TV (BCTV). Non-Discrimination 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: firstname.lastname@example.org This institution is an equal opportunity provider.