Johnston County Public Health Department

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Johnston County
Public Health Department

517 N. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 989-5200

  Mon.-Thurs., 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Health Director:
  Dr. Marilyn Pearson

Clinic Fax Numbers:
  Medical Records: 919-989-5278
  Primary Care: 919-989-5279
  Epidemiology: 919-989-5287
  Family Planning:  919-989-5266
  Maternity:  919-989-5266
  Child Health: 919-989-5199
  WIC: 919-989-5298

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  Public Comment form

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Johnston County North Carolina

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

WIC is designed for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under five years of age who qualify. This program provides supplemental foods, breastfeeding supplies, and professional nutritional counseling.

How to Apply for WIC

For more information on WIC, its eligibility criteria, and its benefits, visit the North Carolina WIC Program website.

To apply, call (919) 989-5255 for an appointment. The WIC Fax number is (919) 989-5298.

WIC Hours

WIC operates daily out of the Johnston County Health Department but also has offices in the Johnston County Health Department's satellite clinics in Benson and Clayton.

Hours of operation for the Smithfield office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pick up hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Smithfield WIC Office
517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC 27577

Hours for the Clayton and Benson offices are the first, second and third Wednesday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Benson WIC Office
319 S. Elm St
Benson, NC  27504
(919) 894-3313
Clayton WIC Office
340 McCullers St
Clayton, NC  27520
(919) 550-2198

Breastfeeding Support

Peer Counselor Program

For more information about the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program for breastfeeding mothers participating in WIC, contact:

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
(919) 989-5296


Martha Barnes, MS, RD, LDN
Breastfeeding Manager
(919) 989-5227

La Leche League

The La Leche League hosts meetings that provide information and encouragement about breastfeeding and lactation. They have a website at More information can be obtained from their website or by calling Jessica Dove at (252) 412-2876.

The La Leche League is not a County department or service, and Johnston County is not responsible for the information provided on their website. We are providing this link and information as a customer service only.

Non-Discrimination Statement

For more information regarding the non-discrimination statement or to file a complaint of discrimination, please visit