The Blount County Health Department offers the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program as a smart idea for better health!
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. It is also a program that provides nutritional information on how to feed healthy foods to your family.
Pregnant women and children ages one to five years old may get milk, eggs, cheese, juice, cereal, dried beans and peas or peanut butter. Fresh fruits and vegetables have just been added to the list. Infants may get formula if not totally breastfed, along with infant cereal, baby fruit, and vegetables.
The Peer Counseling Program is an exciting part of WIC. Blount County's Peer Counselors provide encouragement to WIC moms during their pregnancies and continue to support the mothers while they are breastfeeding their babies.
Visit WIC Vendors to view the WIC Approved Foods Brochure in English and Spanish.
Families who qualify for Medicaid, food stamps, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), already income-qualify for WIC.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, had a baby within the last six months or have children less than five years old, please contact the Blount County Health Department to find out if you would qualify for our WIC program.
To be eligible for WIC, you must:
- Meet income guidelines.
- Be a resident of Alabama.
- Have a nutrition need, which will be determined by a health professional at the WIC clinic.
How to Apply
Call the Blount County Health Department at (205) 274-2120. Call toll-free at 1-888-942-4673 for the agency closest to you.
At the WIC appointment, you will need to bring all of the following:
- Proof of residency (a document with your street address on it, such as a lease or bill)
- Proof of identity (a driver's license or birth certificate)
- Proof of income (pay stubs) or, if you are currently enrolled in TANF, food stamps, or Medicaid, bring proof of enrollment
When you come in for your appointment, and after you have shown the above documents, you will be evaluated for nutritional risk. This is the other requirement for WIC. Please call (205) 274-2120 for more information.
Page last updated: August 20, 2019