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Posted on: April 9, 2020

WIC Offering Flexible Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Do you have a child under age 5 years? Do you have a baby?  Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? WIC (Women, Infant and Children) is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children up to age 5 years. The WIC Program serves as a resource for individuals to receive nutrition education, breastfeeding support and services, and healthy foods. It also serves as a referral resource for health care or other programs.

In an effort to practice social distancing, Pitt County Health Department is offering most WIC and Breastfeeding services for both new and current clients by phone, during the NC Governor’s COVID-19 Stay at Home Order. 

Due to recent job losses related to COVID-19, additional women and children may now be eligible to receive WIC services. Individuals, who have been affected by job losses or who do not have enough food in the home, can contact us to see if they qualify to receive this assistance. 

To apply for WIC services by phone:  Call Pitt County Health Department at 252-902-2393.

(Note:  Phone applications will only be accepted during the COVID-19 crisis.)

To apply online for WIC services, visit:  https://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/wic-referral.asp.

All information regarding Pitt County’s response efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak are available on the Coronavirus Information Page of the Pitt County Website, at: www.PittCountyNC.gov/Coronavirus.

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