Eligibility & Enrollment

Eligibility Requirements


There is no charge to participate in the WIC program. Eligibility is based on:
  • Income
  • Nutrition Risk
  • Residency
  • Category
    • Breastfeeding
    • Children under age of five
    • Infants
    • Postpartum
    • Pregnant

Enrollment Requirements

To make an appointment or for comments please call the Health Department at 910-347-5002 or Tarawa Terrace at 910-353-0022. The following information will be needed to complete your enrollment:

Current Identification


One of the following forms of identification is required for women enrolling:
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Medicaid card
  • Military ID
  • Social Security card
  • Valid driver's license
  • Work/school ID
For infants:
  • Hospital crib card
  • ID bracelet
  • Mother's verification of facts form

Proof of Residence


Verification of where you live must be provided. The following will be accepted:
  • Bank statement
  • Current rental or mortgage agreement
  • Medicaid card
  • Recent utility bill
  • Valid driver's license
Proof of Income
Finally, those wishing to enroll in the WIC program must have proof of current income. You may provide:
  • Letter from employer stating gross income and frequency of pay
  • Letter of certification from Food & Nutrition Services
  • Medicaid card
  • Most recent paycheck stubs or LES
  • Recent tax return if self-employed