WIC Renovations Complete

Dobson, NC—11/25/2019—Surry County Health and Nutrition Center has recently completed renovations to its Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic, creating a more appealing and functional space for qualifying families in Surry County. WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, provides Federal grants to states for healthy foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding education and support for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. The current WIC facility, located at 118 Hamby Road in Dobson, NC, will allow the department to improve WIC participation and clinic flow through client-centered clinic rooms. These state-of-the-art client rooms will allow our staff to meet the needs of mothers and their children by allowing them to complete their entire visit in one location that is safer and more technologically savvy. It is our goal to enhance client satisfaction and provide a more welcoming environment for our participants.

To be eligible for WIC benefits, a person must:

• Be a pregnant woman; a breastfeeding woman who has had a baby in the last 12 months; a woman who has had a baby in the last six months; an infant; or a child up to their fifth birthday;
• Reside in North Carolina;
• Meet income eligibility scale – the gross annual household income cannot exceed 185% of the Federal poverty income guidelines – All Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services (SNAP), and Work First Recipients meet the WIC income eligibility criteria; and
• Have an identified nutritional risk as determined by a health professional. Nutritional problems include anemia, poor growth, previous poor pregnancy outcome, inadequate dietary intake, and other nutrition related health problems.

Please call, (336) 401-8400, or visit us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. For more information on the WIC Program click here.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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