Welcome To Swain County

Swain County Health Department

WOMEN, INFANT and CHILDREN (WIC)

Women's, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental food program for women, infants and children. You may be eligible if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child less than 5 years of age.

This agency is an equal opportunity provider.

WIC is available to pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To participate, these persons must:

Live in North Carolina.
Have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance (TANF), or assistance from the NC Food and Nutritional Services automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Be at nutritional risk. A nutritionist or other health professional makes the nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant, usually at the local WIC office.

WIC Income Guidelines -Once the size and gross income of the economic unit (or household) have been determined and documented, staff use the poverty income guidelines included in the chart below to determine income eligibility. The guidelines are published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)


Breastfeeding Support Project assembles classes, books, video tapes, breast pumps, one-on-one instruction and support are provided for women who would like to, or are currently, breastfeeding.

Non-Discrimination Statement - Link

In accordance with Federal Law and Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Declaración de No-Discriminación - Link

De acuerdo con la ley federal y las políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, sigla en inglés), se le prohibe a esta institución que discrimine por razón de raza, color, origen, sexo, edad, o discapacidad. Para presentar una queja sobre discriminación, escriba a USDA, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratis al (866) 632-9992 (voz). Personas con discapacidad auditiva o del habla pueden contactar con USDA por medio del Servicio Federal de Relevo (Federal Relay Service) al (800) 845-6136 (español) o (800) 877-8339 (inglés). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos.

Contact

Health Department
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713


Mailing Address:
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713


Contact:

Alison Cochran, Director

email
Phone 828-488-3198 x2002
Fax 828-488-8672

 

Office Hours:
7:45 am – 4:45 pm
Monday – Friday