Program DescriptionThe WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. WIC impacts the health of mothers and children in the medically needy population. Optimal nutritional status during pregnancy and early childhood provides the best chance for the future of South Carolinians. The program is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Division of WIC.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Carolina; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
Program Contact Information
For more information on WIC of South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina WIC website at: http://www.dhec.sc.gov/health/mch/wic/
If you have questions about the program call the Care Line toll-free at: 1-800-868-0404