The Cherokee 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 you and your family.
Pregnant women and children ages one to five years old may receive milk, eggs, cheese, juice, cereal, dried beans and peas, or peanut butter. Fresh fruits and vegetables have just been added as well.
Breastfed infants receive a variety of baby foods, including infant cereal, fruits, vegetables, and meats when age appropriate. Breastfeeding mothers may receive breast pumps, too. Non-breastfed infants receive infant formula, plus infant cereal, fruit, and vegetables at the appropriate ages.
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, contact the Cherokee County Health Department to find out if you qualify for the 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 Cherokee County Health Department at 256-927-3132, to make an appointment, or 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 requirements for WIC. Call 256-927-3132 for more information.
Page last updated: April 28, 2017