The Tennessee WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Nutrition and Wellness Department of Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Tennessee WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Tennessee Nutrition and Wellness Department of Health, 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 Tennessee WIC office number and office hours.
The Tennessee 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 Tennessee WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.
If you are planning to move out of state, Tennessee WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee WIC program.
710 James Robertson Parkway 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
The number to call this state agency is 800-342-5942 or 615-741-7218. Their fax number is 615-532-7189.
To view the website for the Tennessee WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Tennessee WIC approved food list.
If you want to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), you must report to a Tennessee WIC office. Submitting your WIC application requires you to complete an in-person interview with a program representative. During these conversations, case workers will determine whether you meet the enrollment eligibility requirements. Therefore, it is important that you know which WIC office is near you so you can go there and apply. If you need to locate an application acceptance facility, you can use this website to help you find clinics. Once you find an office near you, contact the facility to schedule an appointment.
If you receive WIC in Tennessee, you can take advantage of the different benefits available to you. For example, your family can receive monetary WIC benefits, which you can use to buy groceries. If you are a woman who recently gave birth, your WIC office can offer you breastfeeding support and guidance. WIC clinics can also provide you with tailored nutrition information to meet your family’s needs. Additionally, program workers can give you and your children referrals to different government programs, community services and medical professionals. If you have specific questions about receiving these benefits, contact your local facility.
Your WIC office will provide you program benefits once you successfully enroll in the program. One of these benefits is receiving the funds you need to purchase formula for your infant. Currently, the Tennessee WIC formula contract is with milk-based Similac Advance and Similac Soy Isomil. However, you may be able to purchase alternative formulas. If you need a different type of formula, your doctor must provide a written note explaining why this is necessary.