Women, Infant & Children (WIC)


WIC Makes a Healthy Difference

This federally funded program provides nutritional education to women (pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding), infants, NC eWICand children to age 5. Eligibility is determined by category, residence, income and medical/nutritional risk. WIC also provides breastfeeding support, issuance of manual, multi-user and single-user electric breast pumps, along with health referrals and eating tips for you and your child. 

The North Carolina WIC Program has moved from a paper-based method of WIC benefit issuance to an electronic transfer system (eWIC). 
Instead of paper food instruments, WIC food benefits are issued into an electronic benefit account at the local WIC clinic. Families use their eWIC card and PIN to access their food benefits at the grocery store.

For more information or to make a comment, contact the Sampson County Health Department WIC Office at 910-592-1131.

For more information about the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program for breastfeeding mothers participating in WIC, contact:

Penny Hernandez
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
(910) 214-5896  or (910) 592-1131 ext. 4225
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Erin Ellis, RN 
Breastfeeding Coordinator 
(910) 592-1131 ext. 4965




To apply for WIC or inquire about eligibility contact the Sampson County Health Department, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm, at (910) 592-1131.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.