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:
There are 3 WIC sites in Roanoke City that enroll WIC participants.
NE City | Roanoke City Health Department (main WIC Clinic) | 1502 Williamson Rd. 2nd Floor NE | Roanoke, Virginia 24012 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 283-5050 | Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM
SE City | Belmont WIC Clinic | 414 9th St, SE | Roanoke, Virginia 24013 | Call for an appointment or information: (540) 857-6063 | Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:00AM – 4:30PM
NW City | First Church of the Brethren WIC Clinic | 2001 Carroll Ave, NW | Roanoke, Virginia 24017 | Call for an appointment or information: (540) 857-6473 | Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM
WIC Program Income Chart
Federal Income Guidelines
June 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
*A pregnant woman counts as 2 people.