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DHEC has a new number for appointments at local health departments.
Please call 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432).

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Please bring all family members applying for services (you, your child and/or your infant). If the appointment is for an infant or child, only a parent or authorized representative who lives with the child can bring the child and complete the paperwork.


Who Should I Bring To The Appointment?

Bring at least one form of identification (ID) for yourself and one form of ID for your infant or child who is applying for WIC.

Current = Dated within 30 days of appointment
Valid = Not being expired at the time of the appointment

Adult Applicants, Parents and Authorized Representatives– Acceptable IDs

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid ID card with photo
  • Current bill with name on it
  • Valid insurance card/policy
  • Active S.C. Medicaid card or notice of eligibility
  • Valid passport
  • Valid U.S. military identification
  • Social Security card
  • Marriage license
  • Valid school ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Valid S.C. DMV ID with photo
  • Current pay stub with name
  • Valid beginner’s permit
  • Valid S.C. WIC ID card (must be currently participating in WIC program)

Infants and Children – Acceptable IDs

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Current foster child placement letter/notice
  • Valid school ID
  • Active S.C. Medicaid card or notice of eligibility
  • Valid S.C. WIC ID card (must be participating in the WIC program)

Proof Of Residency

Bring in one item that proves where you live. The item must show your street address. Post Office (PO) box numbers will not be accepted.

Current = Dated within 60 days of appointment
Valid = Not being expired at the time of the appointment

Proof of Residency Documents that WIC Accepts

  • Valid S.C. driver’s license with current street address
  • Car registration/title
  • Current bank statement
  • Mortgage or rental agreement
  • Valid S.C. DMV ID card with current street address
  • Pay stub or military leave and earnings statement (LES) with street address
  • Current bill with street address
  • Voter registration card
  • Valid S.C. beginner’s permit with current street address
  • Tax document (most recent) for the self-employed ONLY
  • Current letter from a reliable third party (such as a social worker, landlord, etc.) confirming your address

Proof of Income

Please bring the last 4 weeks of paystubs if paid weekly or the last 2 paystubs if paid twice per month as proof of income for everyone living in your home for the last 30 days.

Current = Dated within 30 days of appointment
Valid = Not being expired at the time of the appointment

Some of the Proofs that WIC Accepts

  • Active S.C. Medicaid card or notice of eligibility
  • Valid SNAP notice of eligibility (An EBT card is not considered acceptable proof)
  • Valid TANF notice of eligibility
  • Current pay stubs
  • Regular cash contributions: bring a signed/dated letter from any person (not living in the household) who regularly contributes income to the household
  • Unemployment letter/notice or Workers' Compensation letter
  • Recent leave and earnings statement (LES) for military personnel
  • Foster child placement letter/foster parent award letter showing the amount received for foster care
  • Court order or divorce decree showing alimony and/or child support
  • Self-employed ONLY – Recent 1040ES quarterly tax form or company account books (records) or 1040 form for the past year
  • Statement from employer dated within 30 days of the appointment:
    • Including the name of the company, address and telephone number.
    • Must indicate gross earnings for a specific time period, (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly)

What happens once I'm approved?