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To support our families during the COVID-19 outbreak, WIC services are being offered over the phone. If you have a scheduled appointment, a WIC staff will contact you to conduct your appointment over the phone, make your WIC benefits available, and schedule your next WIC appointment.


WIC Appointment Pre-Screen

Complete and submit the form below.

WIC encourages breastfeeding and recommends continuing to breastfed your baby during emergencies and disasters.

Remember to practice good hand hygiene and sanitation!

  • Prior to breastfeeding, pumping and preparing bottles, wash hands with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched and/or used by your infant.

Reach out to local support in your community

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

There is no charge for WIC services.

WIC has never been easier to use! The North Carolina WIC Program is moving from a paper-based method of WIC benefit issuance to an electronic benefit transfer system, called eWIC. eWIC makes it easy for clients to use their WIC funds on one convenient card when they purchase healthy foods at the grocery store. WIC food benefits will now be issued into an electronic benefit account at the local WIC clinic and families will use their eWIC card and PIN to access their food benefits at the grocery store.

WIC families will be able to better track their monthly food balance and they will have access to a new WICShopper Smart Phone App that allows them to scan a food’s bar code to determine if it is a WIC approved item. More information about the eWIC card, shopping guide and phone app can be found in the links below.

Important WIC Information

WIC Income Guidelines and Benefits

Income Guidelines

Notice: 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (Effective June 14, 2022)

Table: Income Guidelines
Maximum Gross Income
Size of Household Annual Monthly Weekly Bi-Weekly Twice Monthly
1 $25,142 $2,096 $484 $967 $1,048
2 $33,874 $2,823 $652 $1,303 $1,412
3 $42,606 $3,551 $820 $1,639 $1,776
4 $51,338 $4,279 $988 $1,975 $2,140
5 $60,070 $5,006 $1,156 $2,311 $2,503
6 $68,802 $5,734 $1,324 $2,647 $2,867
7 $77,534 $6,462 $1,492 $2,983 $3,231
8 $86,266 $7,189 $1,659 $3,318 $3,595

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 or come into our office at 40 Coxe Avenue, Asheville NC.

Clinic Locations and Hours

HHS WIC Clinic

40 Coxe Avenue
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 - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (828) 771-5436

HHS WIC Clinic 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

New and returning WIC patients:

Call (828) 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.

For More Information

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 192. Shows change randomly and provide recipes that are also available at the link above. The show is produced by Buncombe County TV (BCTV).

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Locate & Contact


Sarah Bennett, RD, LDN, IBCLC
Nutrition Program Manager
P:(828) 250-5183

For WIC Appointments:
Call (828) 250-5000

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Health & Human Services
PO Box 7407
Asheville, NC 28802