WIC is a nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services at no cost to South Carolina families who qualify. Find out what you need to apply for WIC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Eligibility depends on household size and income.
- WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five.
- Dads, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five may also sign kids up for WIC.
- Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.
- If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or SNAP, you are automatically eligible for WIC.
Call 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432) to make an appointment, or create an account and begin the application process online using our WIC pre-application. View income guidelines for WIC and see what information you'll need to apply.
All foster children under age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC. Foster families play an important role in their children's growth and development. Learn more about how WIC helps foster families here.
The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, Public Law 103-31, provides that WIC clinics serve as voter registration assistance sites throughout South Carolina. Voter registration forms are available at the WIC clinics. Participants may also register to vote at https://www.scvotes.org/south-carolina-voter-registration-information.
The South Carolina WIC program is intended for families in need of nutritional education and support. WIC foods and formula are to be used for the WIC participant only and cannot be sold or given away. WIC foods not used by the participant should be returned to the local WIC site. Fraud and abuse take resources away from those who need them most. Learn more about WIC fraud prevention.