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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Johnston County North Carolina

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and nutrition education/counseling.

For NC WIC information:


North Carolina has a new app!  You may download the new app called ebtEDGE through your app store or access through

**Please note the ebtEDGE app is the same app used by SNAP/Food Stamps. The Provider app WILL NOT work for WIC. 

Read How to set up the ebtEDGE app.  

Who is Eligible for WIC?

Women who are currently pregnant, have had a baby in the past 6 months (past 12 months if breastfeeding), infants and children under the age of five may apply.  In addition, foster parents and grandparents/family member who are the legal guardian of a child under age five may also apply on the child’s behalf. WIC applicants must live in the state of North Carolina and have a family income that is less than 185% of U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF will automatically meet income eligibility requirement.  Applicants must also be at nutritional risk that will be assessed by a WIC Nutritionist at time of application or certification.

Click here to view additional information on eligibility.

To Schedule your WIC Appointment

Please call (919) 989-5255 

You may also click here to request an appointment to apply for WIC 

Please note WIC is a well clinic. We ask that you let us know if you or someone in your immediate family has tested positive for COVID-19, flu or other contagious illnesses such as RSV, chicken pox, Hand, foot and mouth disease..                            

WIC Hours

WIC operates daily out of the Johnston County Health Department. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**WIC is scheduling most appointments in person. Benefit issuance is being done by phone. Please call us if you have any questions or would like to discuss options for alternative appointments.**

Smithfield WIC Office

517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-5255
Fax (919) 989-5298 

Johnston County WIC also operates three satellite clinics. WIC services are currently being offered through the Smithfield site. We are looking to reopen the satellite clinics in 2024. We will let you know in advance when this will happen.


319 S. Elm Street
Benson, NC 27504
(919) 989-5255

Open on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday each month


Located in the lower level of the KRBC Church

1008 S. Lombard Street
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 989-5255

Open on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month


Located in the Princeton Community Building

106 N. Center Street
Princeton, NC 27569
(919) 989-5255

*Schedule to be determined*


Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding promotion and support is an important part of the WIC program. WIC has trained Nutritionists ready to provide breastfeeding education and support. Breastfeeding moms may also be eligible for breastfeeding supplies such as breast pumps if certain qualifications are met. WIC offers a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. This is a free program that provides mother to mother counseling and support to women who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding.

For information on the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, call (919) 989-5296.

Breastfeeding Resources

USDA WIC Breastfeeding and Support

Ready Set Baby  

Breastfeed NC

Office on Women’s Health

La Leche League  

Kelly Mom

Non-Discrimination Statement 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider/Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. 


Page last updated on:  May 15, 2024