WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, is a nutrition program that helps improve the health of pregnant women, infants, and children (under 5 years of age) through better nutrition and access to health care.
- Nutrition education
- Private and group sessions with a nutrition expert
- Support and help with breastfeeding
- Referrals to other services that can help you and your family (e.g. immunizations, health care, dental care)
- Healthy recipes
- Access to healthy foods
To be eligible for WIC, you must meet categorical eligibility which includes the following:
- Infants from birth to age 1
- Children up to age 5
- Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum
- Being a Virginia resident, being financially eligible, and being at nutritional risk
Automatic Income Eligibility – Certain applicants can be determined income-eligible for WIC based on their participation in certain programs. These included individuals eligible to receive SNAP benefits, Medicaid, for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, formerly known as AFDC, Aid to Families with Dependent Children).
Please call for additional information or to make an appointment.
WIC Clinic Information:
Botetourt County | 21 Academy St. | Fincastle, Virginia 24090 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 473-8240
Clifton Forge | 322 Jefferson Ave. | Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 962-2173
Covington | 321 Beech St. | Covington, Virginia 24426 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 962-2173
Craig County | 161 Main St. | New Castle, Virginia 24127 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 864-5136
Salem | 105 East Calhoun St. | Salem, Virginia 24153 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 302-4359
Vinton | 227 S. Pollard Street | Vinton, Virginia 24179 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 857-7800
WIC Program Income Chart
Federal Income Guidelines
June 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
*A pregnant woman counts as 2 people.