BJHCHS WIC

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

At the Beaufort-Jasper Hampton Health centers the safety and health of our staff and patients, are our priorities in dedication to our mission.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) BJH WIC appointments are by telephone only.
Please call 843-987-7401 For Chelsea WIC office or 843-379-9122  For Port Royal WIC office to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

BJHCHS employs a staff of professionals to help you with your WIC needs. Our team includes registered dietitians and nutritionists and certified Breastfeeding Peer Counselors who specialize in prenatal and intra-conceptual nutrition; breastfeeding nutrition and support; and the prevention of childhood obesity.

Our  WIC team members are bilingual in Spanish and English, and interpretation services are provided for other languages, and American Sign Language.


What is WIC?

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.


Who is WIC for?

If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent, or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child.

If you currently receive Medicaid, TANF, or SNAP, you already meet the income eligibility requirements.

To qualify for WIC services, participants must:

  • Meet income guidelines
  • Be a child under 5, a new mom, or a pregnant or breastfeeding mom
  • Live in South Carolina
  • Have a nutritional need that can be helped by WIC food and nutritional counseling


How do I Apply for WIC?

To apply for WIC, contact a local WIC office at 843-987-7401 Chelsea or 943-379-9122 at Port Royal. The WIC office will give you an appointment to see if you are eligible for WIC. At this visit, your household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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.