Nutritious education, health care referrals, breastfeeding support and supplemental nutritious foods is what the WIC program provides to nearly 150,000 women, single moms, infants, and children under the age of five through departments located in 95 counties across the state of Tennessee. Vouchers are issued in three month increments and can be used to acquire the foods that are provided at approximately 155 local health departments, primary care, and hospital sites throughout the state. Vouchers can be redeemed at one of the approximately 1,200 participating grocery stores in Tennessee that have contracts with the Tennessee Department of Health to redeem WIC vouchers and are issued every three months.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for the Tennessee Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, you must be:
- A resident of the state of Tennessee
- A pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman, or an infant or child under the age of 5
- Individually determined by a health care professional to be at nutrition risk
You are income eligible for WIC if someone in your family participates in other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you, in order to apply for the program: health.state.tn.us/wic/clinics.htm
Program Contact Information
For more information on the WIC program in Tennessee, visit their website at: health.state.tn.us/WIC/
For further questions about the WIC program, call toll-free: 800-342-5942
Visit USDA’s Women, Infants, and Children program page, for federal program information.
For a list of toll free numbers, please visit the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Toll-Free Numbers for WIC State Agencies page at: www.fns.usda.gov/wic/toll-free-numbers-wic-state-agencies