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 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.
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.
Due to flooding damage, the Benson WIC site is temporarily closed. For appointments at the Smithfield site, please call 919-989-5255. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Peer Counselor Program
For more information about the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program for breastfeeding mothers participating in WIC, contact:
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Martha Barnes, MS, RD, LDN
La Leche League
The La Leche League hosts meetings that provide information and encouragement about breastfeeding and lactation. They have a website at http://www.lllofnc.org/localgroups/. 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.
For more information regarding the non-discrimination statement or to file a complaint of discrimination, please visit http://www.nutritionnc.com/nondiscrimination.htm.