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South Carolina WIC Office

The South Carolina WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Health & Environmental Control. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for South Carolina WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, we suggest you verify what documents you should bring with you to make sure they have all the information they need to help determine your eligibility. This page provides the South Carolina WIC office number and office hours.

The South Carolina WIC program aims to assist low-income and nutritionally at risk women who are pregnant, women who are currently breastfeeding (up to infant's 1st birthday), nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends), infants (up to 1st birthday) and children up to their fifth birthday. Benefits that are provided to participants through the South Carolina WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.

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If you are planning to move out of state, South Carolina WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in South Carolina. Before you move, it is recommended that you contact the local WIC office. In most cases, the state agency will provide you with a special card that proves you participated in the South Carolina WIC Program. When you have moved, the next step would be to call the WIC office in the state you moved to and schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring the special card to your appointment to show proof you received benefits from the South Carolina WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    1751 Calhoun Street PO Box 101106
    Columbia, SC 29201

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 800-922-4406 or 803-898-0743. Their fax number is 803-898-0383.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the South Carolina WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

    Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the South Carolina WIC approved food list.

How do I find a South Carolina WIC office near me?

The South Carolina WIC office is an important facility for all program applicants. Regardless of where you live in the state, you must go to one of these offices to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits. Therefore, it is important that you know how to locate your nearest WIC clinic. Fortunately, you can easily conduct your search by using this website. In fact, this site allows you to find WIC offices in any city in the country. Once you find an office in your community, click on the entry. Then, you can learn how to contact the facility and where it is located. You can also discover useful information, such as whether the office has a website and if the facility is handicap-accessible.

Who can enroll in the South Carolina WIC program?

Before you learn how to apply for WIC in South Carolina, make sure you qualify to enroll in services. The federal government outlines specific eligibility requirements you must meet if you want to receive WIC benefits. These prerequisites include:

  • Income. You must earn within 185 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) to receive WIC. If you receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid, you automatically financially qualify.
  • Residency. The WIC office can only award you benefits if you live in the state. If you are not an SC resident, you must apply in your home state.
  • Circumstantial. Children can only apply for WIC and receive benefits if they are younger than five years of age. You can only receive services if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you already had a baby, you may also be able to apply.
  • Need. Your WIC office only grants enrollment to you if you have nutritional or medical need. This means you have a medical history or diet that makes you predisposed to health risks.

What benefits can I receive through the South Carolina WIC office?

If you meet the South Carolina WIC qualifications, you can start collecting benefits. The services that are available to you through this program aim to support your family’s overall health. As a result, some of the benefits you could receive include:

  • Monthly funds you can use to buy groceries.
  • Nutrition education.
  • Breastfeeding advice and consultations.
  • Medical and social service referrals.

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