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  WIC Program Information
Unifour Pediatrics contacts, County Health Department contacts,
Frequently asked questions, Who is covered?

Yes, we do participate with the WIC Program:

  • The NC WIC Program specialist at Unifour Pediatrics is Ms. Snow White who can be reached at 828-695-5884, 3070 11th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, .
  • We will also provide you help with improving you financial situation:
  • Please bring your Health Choice card to each office visit.

Local Contact Numbers/Names for WIC:  top

  • Catawba County WIC Specialist:
    ___________ - (828) 695-5884
  • Alexander County WIC Specialist:
    ___________ - (828) ___________
  • Caldwell County WIC Specialist:
    ___________ - (828) ___________
  • Burke County WIC Specialist:
    ___________ - (828) ___________
  • Iredell County WIC Specialist:
    ___________ - (828) ___________
  • Lincoln County WIC Specialist:
    ___________ - (828) ___________
Frequently Asked Questions:   top

What is WIC:  top

  • WIC is a nutrition program for Women Infants and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

WIC is for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 mos.
  • Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
  • Infants
  • Children up to 5 years of age

WIC offers:  top
Individualized Nutrition Counseling

Healthy Food:  

  • Milk (over 1 year age)
  • Juice (age appropriate)
    • We recommend no orange juice for children less than 1 year of age.
  • Cheese (age appropriate)
  • Dried Beans & Peas (age appropriate)
  • Infant Formula
    • Enfamil Lipil, Enfamil LactoFree, Enfamil Prosobee
    • Special cases: Other Enfamil Formulas (by prescription)
    • Rare cases: Non-Enfamil formulas (by prescription only)
  • Eggs (age appropriate)
  • Cereal (age appropriate)
  • Peanut Butter (age appropriate)
    • We recommend NOT given to children less that 3 years age
  • Infant Cereal (age appropriate)
  • Tuna & Carrots (Breastfeeding Women)
    • We do not recommend Tuna for breastfeeding women.

(WIC Program Staff determines which foods a participant receives based on individual needs.)

Program eligibility  top
You Must:

*Have a health/nutrition risk factor based on:
    -height and weight measurements
    -blood test for low iron
    -health history
    -diet history

* Meet WIC Income Guidelines:
    -Even if you have a job, you may be eligible. If you are on Work First Family Assistance, Medicaid, or receive food stamps, you may already meet the income guidelines.

Am I income eligible?  top
All kinds of families qualify for WIC. You may or may not be working. You may be a student. You may be single or married. You may live with your parents.

Applicants must be seen at the WIC site to determine eligibility.

To apply for the WIC Program  top
Call your WIC office to make an appointment _____________ if you are in Catawba County. If you are in other counties, see the list above or click here.

What will I need?
You must be able to provide proof of identification, residence (where you live), and household income.

Examples of what you will need to bring include:  top
- Identification: (only one is needed)
Valid drivers license / DMV ID, WIC folder (new), Social Security card, current work/school ID, current Medicaid card, NC Health Choice ID, current military ID, birth certificate, hospital crib card, passport, immunization record, health record, insurance card/policy, bill or paycheck in your name (less than or equal to 60 days old), voter registration.

-  Residence: (only one is needed)
current Medicaid card, valid driver's license / DMV ID, recent utility bill (less than or equal to 60 days old), bank statement, child's school records, third party confirmation letter.

-  Income: (only one is needed)
Recent paycheck stubs (less than or equal to 60 days old), letter from employer stating gross income and frequency, copy of child support check, foster child placement/award letter, W-2 Forms or recent tax return for the self-employed, accounting records (self-employed only), current Medicaid card, workfirst eligibility letter, food stamps notice of eligibility or certification letter, or a beige ATP card.

What happens at a WIC visit?  top
You will be asked questions about your health and your diet.

Height, weight, and a blood test for iron deficiency will be done unless you bring this information from another clinic or doctor's office.

A nutritionist or nurse will review the above information to see if you are eligible for WIC.

Any nutrition problems or questions you have will be discussed.

Your income information will be reviewed.

If eligible, you will be given "vouchers" to take to the store to get your food.

Program operation  top
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race,color,national origen, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited basis apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

What formulas will WIC cover?  top

  • Enfamil Lipil, Enfamil LactoFree, Enfamil Prosobee
  • Special cases: Other Enfamil Formulas (by prescription)
    • For these reasons only, per WIC guidelines:
      • formula intolerance to all the above.
      • certain specified medical conditions.
      • has to have tried these other formulas.
      • requires a special WIC "formula prescription" from the doctor or pediatric nurse practitioner.
  • Rare cases: Non-Enfamil formulas (by prescription only)
    • for these reasons only, per WIC guidelines:
    • formula intolerance to all the obove.
      (including all special Enfamil formulas)
    • has to have tried these other formulas.
      • Requires a special WIC "formula prescription" from the doctor or pediatric nurse practitioner.

Can I be changed to a formula not on the WIC list?  top
Yes, you can be changed to a formula not on the list, but we are required to try those on the list first, unless it involves very rare and specific problems such as a known inherited enzyme deficiencies.

What are Unifour Pediatric's policies on formula changes?  top
We have to follow WIC rules and can be audited should we break those rules. Again, you can be changed to a formula not on the list, but we are required to try those on the list first unless it involves very rare and specific problems such as a known inherited enzyme deficiencies.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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