Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and nutrition education/counseling.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
Women who are currently pregnant, have had a baby in the past 6 months (past 12 months if breastfeeding), infants and children under the age of 5 may apply. In addition, foster parents and grandparents/family member who are the legal guardian of a child under age 5 may also apply on the child’s behalf. WIC applicants must live in the state of North Carolina and have a family income that is less than 185% of U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid or SNAP will automatically meet income eligibility requirement. Applicants must also be at nutritional risk that will be assessed by a WIC Nutritionist at time of application or certification.
WIC operates daily out of the Johnston County Health Department. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
**WIC Services are currently being completed by phone and benefits are being issued remotely. We hope to reopen for in person appointments in the fall. **
Smithfield WIC Office
517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Fax (919) 989-5298
Johnston County WIC also operates three satellite clinics. The satellite clinics are temporarily closed and will tentatively reopen Fall 2021.
319 S. Elm Street
Open on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday each month
Located in the lower level of the KRBC Church
1008 S. Lombard Street
Open on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month
Located in the Princeton Community Building
106 N. Center Street
*Schedule to be determined*
Breastfeeding promotion and support is an important part of the WIC program. WIC has trained Nutritionists ready to provide breastfeeding education and support. Breastfeeding moms may also be eligible for breastfeeding supplies such as breast pumps if certain qualifications are met. WIC offers a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. This is a free program that provides mother to mother counseling and support to women who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding.
For information on the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, call (919) 989-5296.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For more information regarding the non-discrimination statement or to file a complaint of discrimination, please visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/usda-
Page last updated on: September 19, 2022