Apply for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

To apply for the WIC Program please contact the Burke County health Department's WIC office at 828-764-9207.

To obtain additional referral forms, pamphlets, or other information contact this agency at 828-764-9207.

With some exceptions, each person applying for WIC must be physically present at the time of application at the local WIC office.

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What to Bring

When you apply for WIC, please remember to bring:

  • Proof of identification (for all individuals - including children - applying for WIC)
  • Proof of income (for all household members with income)
  • Proof of residence (where you live)

Examples of what you will need to bring:

  • Identification: (Only one is needed)
    • Birth certificate
    • Current Medicaid card
    • Current military ID
    • Current work/school ID
    • Immunization record
    • Social Security card
    • Valid driver's license
    • For infants: 
      • Hospital crib card
      • ID bracelet
      • Mother's verification of facts form
  • Residence (where you live): (Only one is needed)
    • Bank statement
    • Current Medicaid card (or presumptive eligibility form)
    • Current rental or mortgage receipts
    • Division of Motor Vehicle ID card
    • Valid driver's license
    • Current utility bill
  • Income: 
    • Current paycheck stubs, if self-employed your recent tax return or history of earnings for the past twelve months 
    • Current Medicaid card
    • A letter of certification for the NC Food and Nutrition Services
    • A letter from your employer stating gross income and frequency of pay
    • Unemployment letter/notice

To qualify for WIC, applicants must be both income eligible and have an identified medical/nutritional risk factor. These criteria will be assessed when you apply for WIC at your local WIC office.