Health Services – WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
WIC is a nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children up to age 5. Benefits include healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other programs.
WIC foods are specially chosen to help moms have healthier babies, and to help infants and children to grow and develop better.
Learn about the foods authorized for WIC on this State WIC page.
Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start and Carroll County WIC is committed to helping families have positive, successful breastfeeding experiences.
If your baby needs formula, WIC provides the following standard milk-based and soy-based iron fortified formulas:
• Similac Advance
• Similac Soy Isomil
WIC may provide specialty formulas if the WIC Medical Documentation Form is completed by a doctor.
Information on the 2022 formula recall
For more information on our local WIC program, please call us at 410-876-4898.
How to Obtain Services
Who can get services?
Carroll County residents who are:
• Pregnant women,
• New moms (up to 6 months after delivery)
• Breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery)
• Children under 5
You must meet Maryland State WIC Income Guidelines to get WIC services.
You must also have a nutritional need to get WIC services.
How do I get services?
Call 410-876-4898 to make an appointment.
Para obtener Servicios de Interprete en Espanol: 410-876-4898, ext. 4649
If your baby is born at the Carroll Hospital, A LifeBridge Health Center, ask to speak to WIC staff to get you and your baby enrolled before leaving the hospital.
What do I bring to my WIC appointment?
Each woman and child applying for WIC must come to the office and bring:
• Identification for each person
• Proof of address
• Proof of income
• Proof of pregnancy
• Immunization record
What will happen at the appointment?
• Your proof of address, identity, and income will be reviewed
• Height and weight will be checked
• A drop of blood will be taken to check for iron level
• You will be asked about your health and the foods you eat
• If eligible, you will receive an e-WIC card to buy approved foods
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
For more information on WIC:
USDA prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. OASCR, through the Office of Adjudication, will investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination in programs operated or assisted by USDA.