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:


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 5 may apply.  In addition, foster parents and grandparents/family member who are the legal guardian of a child under age 5 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.

Schedule your WIC appointment online at or call (919) 989-5255.                               

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.

**We are transitioning back to in-person WIC services for most appointments.  Benefit issuance is being done remotely. If you have any questions about your appointment, please call (919)989-5255 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.**


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 2023. 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

Office on Women’s Health

La Leche League  

Kelly Mom

Non-Discrimination Statement 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

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


Page last updated on:  April 5, 2023