Flexibility to Select Comparable Infant Formula Brands Ends
Effective April 1, 2023, WIC participants can only purchase Gerber formula. There is no longer an option to purchase comparable infant formula such as Similac, Enfamil, Mead Johnson, etc.
Need help? If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your local WIC clinic.
TEMPORARY Cash Value Benefit Increase for Fruits and Vegetables Extended Through September 2023
Your monthly WIC Cash Value Benefit increase is extended through September 30, 2023. You can purchase more fruits and vegetables with:
- $25 per month for children,
- $44 per month for pregnant and postpartum women, and
- $49 per month for breastfeeding women.
WIC is a nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify.
To check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits, visit the WIC Prescreening Tool.
View income guidelines for WIC.
How to Apply For WIC
It's as easy as 1-2-3!
Call 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432) to make an appointment.
WIC has day, afternoon and early evening appointments available. WIC even has walk-in hours!
Remember, please bring the family members applying for WIC services to the appointment (you, your child and/or your infant). If the appointment is for a child, only a parent or legal caretaker who lives with the child can bring the child and complete the paperwork.
At your appointment, you will need to bring the information listed on the apply for WIC webpage.
WIC Supports Foster Families
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.
Voter Registration at WIC Clinics
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.
Take a Quick Break and Have a Good Read
Are you aware of all the things your WIC team is doing to ensure you have complete and accurate benefits? Well, take a moment and check out some of the great work your South Carolina WIC team is doing in our Nutrition Digest. Stay tuned for an updated edition in the coming months!
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or