• Health

  • Department:
  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

  • For those in need of food assistance, click here for a list of local food pantries.

    If you want to donate to a food pantry, a list of WIC-recommended food items is available.  

    WIC provides foods (at no cost) to low income pregnant, post-partum, breastfeeding women, infants, and children until the age of five.

     What does WIC provide

      • Breastfeeding Support
      • Healthy Foods
      • Health Referrals
      • Eating tips for you and your child

    Who is Eligible

    Live in a household with income at or below WIC guidelines
    Have a health risk factor based on:
       • height and weight
       • blood test for low iron
       • health history
       • diet history

    Where are WIC offices located in Onslow County
    Onslow County Health Department                Tarawa Terrace
    612 College Street                                        2455 Iwo Jima Blvd
    Jacksonville, NC  28540                                Tarawa Terrace, NC  28543

    Hours: M,T, W, F                              Hours: M-F
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm                            8:00 am to 5:00 pm

                                                            New Extended Hours for Tarawa Terrace Office!

    Every Thursday                                  2nd & 4th Thursdays each month                                                      
    8:00 am to 8:00 pm                           8:00 am to 8:00 pm


    To make an appointment or for comments please call the Health Department at (910) 347-5002 or Tarawa Terrace at (910) 353-0022.  

    This institution prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) 

    Esta Institución prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales.)

    For additional guidance and information on how to file a complaint click here.