Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded program designed to provide supplemental
WIC serves about half of all infants born the children in the United States.
https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic 
food assistance and nutrition education to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-postpartum women and to infants, and children until up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

In addition to providing healthy supplemental foods, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support, the program also provides referrals to other health, welfare, and community-based services. WIC has proven to be effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems.

The WIC Program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
WIC Serves
• Pregnant women
• Breastfeeding women 
• Non-breastfeeding postpartum women
• Infants
• Toddlers and children up to age 5

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WIC Income Eligibility Criteria for 2019-2020 :


AM I ELIGIBLE FOR WIC :

 Income eligibility for the Tennessee WIC Program is uniform statewide. A participant’s household gross income must be equal to or less than WIC income guidelines (185% of Federal poverty). Please refer to the table below for WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Adjunctive Eligibility :


Adjunctive Eligibility enables WIC applicants to be automatically income eligible for WIC by showing proof of participation in the following programs:
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF/Families First)
  • Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare)

Income Guidelines :


English pdf
Spanish pdf


HOW TO APPLY FOR WIC :


Below is a list of health department locations that provide WIC services. When you go to your WIC clinic location, you must bring these kinds of proofs for everyone who is applying for the program:
  • Proof of Identity (driver’s license, social security card, shot record, or birth certificate)
  • Proof of Residency (utility bill/receipt, rent/mortgage receipt, or a piece of mail with your name and current address)
  • Proof of Income for the Household (paycheck stubs, SNAP eligibility letter, TANF eligibility letter, or a bank statement)
Other documents can also be used. Call your local health department or WIC clinic for more
information.

WIC Clinics :                                                                 Immunization Clinics:


Cawthon Public Health Clinic
1000 Haynes, 38114
Monday – Friday (8 am – 4:30 pm)
Collierville Public Health Clinic
167 Washington St., 38017
Tues. & Thurs. (8 am – 4:30 pm)
Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic
6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118
Monday – Friday (8 am – 4:30 pm)
Immunization Clinic
814 Jefferson, Rm. 216, 38105
Monday – Friday (8 am – 4:30 pm)
Millington Public Health Clinic
8225 Highway 51 North, 38053
Monday – Friday (8 am – 4:30 pm)

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic
1287 Southland Mall, 38116
Monday – Friday (8 am – 4:30 pm)
 
Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic
6170 Macon Road, 38133
Monday – Friday (8 am – 4:30 pm)
 


Tennessee eWIC (TNWIC)


Effective April 1, 2019, the Tennessee WIC Program in Shelby County transitioned from a paper-based method of benefit issuance to an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system. Instead of issuing paper food instruments (vouchers), WIC food benefits are issued into an electronic benefit account. Families use their TNWIC card and PIN to purchase their WIC approved foods at WIC authorized grocery stores and select pharmacies.
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