Apply for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

To apply for the WIC Program please contact the Burke County health Department's WIC office at 828-764-9207.


To obtain additional referral forms, pamphlets, or other information contact this agency at 828-764-9207.

With some exceptions, each person applying for WIC must be physically present at the time of application at the local WIC office.

Interested in applying for WIC benefits? Click the self-referral link below to get started.

North Carolina WIC Families- Referral Form


What to Bring

When you apply for WIC, please remember to bring:

  • Proof of identification (for all individuals - including children - applying for WIC)
  • Proof of income (for all household members with income)
  • Proof of residence (where you live)

Examples of what you will need to bring:

  • Identification: (Only one is needed)
    • Birth certificate
    • Current Medicaid card
    • Current military ID
    • Current work/school ID
    • Immunization record
    • Social Security card
    • Valid driver's license
    • For infants: 
      • Hospital crib card
      • ID bracelet
      • Mother's verification of facts form
  • Residence (where you live): (Only one is needed)
    • Bank statement
    • Current Medicaid card (or presumptive eligibility form)
    • Current rental or mortgage receipts
    • Division of Motor Vehicle ID card
    • Valid driver's license
    • Current utility bill
  • Income: 
    • Current paycheck stubs, if self-employed your recent tax return or history of earnings for the past twelve months 
    • Current Medicaid card
    • A letter of certification for the NC Food and Nutrition Services
    • A letter from your employer stating gross income and frequency of pay
    • Unemployment letter/notice

To qualify for WIC, applicants must be both income eligible and have an identified medical/nutritional risk factor. These criteria will be assessed when you apply for WIC at your local WIC office.