Caldwell County WIC Office

Local Resources

Caldwell County Resources for WIC Families

Family Care & Development:

Early Head Start of Caldwell
Prenatal care, childhood development, healthy family functioning and support (home visits, classroom, community)
Pregnant women/teens, children birth to 3 years
M-F 8-5
609 Harper Ave SW
Lenoir, NC 28645

Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc
Child Day Care for ages 6 weeks - 5 years
Head Start for ages 3-5 years
M-F, 8-5
Apply at (828)-438-6255 Ext. 236, 206, 333
or at (828)-754-7377 Ext. 202, 203, 204

Baptist Children's Home
Teen mother/baby care and education in a group home setting

Shelter Home of Caldwell County
Emergency and support services for women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence and sexual abuse
Support groups: W 6-7, Lenoir (828-758-0888) and T 6-7, Taylorsville (828-635-8850)

Home & Transportation Services:

Weatherization Assistance
Provide assistance making homes more efficient for families who are homeowners or renters and who have household incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty. Do
cumentation is required showing total family income for past 12 months and utility records for past 24 months.

Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc
800 North Green Street, Morganton
Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
(828) 438-6255 or (828) 754-7377 extension 202, 203 for Caldwell County

Greenway Public Transportation
Bus and Van services for Conover, Hickory, Newton plus Flex Route Services to surrounding areas
(828)-464-9444 Customer Call Center
(828)-464-9444 Schedule a Ride
(828)-465-7634 Cancel a Van Ride or Bus Information

Food Assistance: 

Soup Kitchen
Lunch daily 11-12pm
Everyone welcome
1113 College Ave SW
Lenoir, NC 28645

Food Stamps (SNAP)
Food and nutrition services
All ages
Check out the ePASS, a quick online screening to find out what benefits and services may help you
M-F 8-5
2345 Morganton Blvd
Lenoir, NC 28645


Yokefellow Christan Service Center
Food assistance, emergency financial assistance for medications, fuel, lightbill, water, gas, rent, clothing assistance thrift store
Serves Lenoir, part of Hudson, Gamewell, Collettsville, and Baton
M, T, Th, F 9-12, 1-2:30, W closed
1602 Harper Ave
Lenoir, NC 28645

Food Pantries - Caldwell County

Dulatown Presbyterian Church 758-5826

Fairview Presbyterian Church 758-9723

           Every other Thursday from 11am-1:45pm

Mountain Grove Baptist Church 728-9557   

South Caldwell Christian Ministries 396-4000       

Whitnel First Baptist 754-4012             

Storehouse Daily Bread Ministry 612-6802                              No formula or baby cereal at Daily Bread Ministry

The Outreach Center (Morganton)
Food distribution, education, job training, spiritual support

PO Box 1003
Morganton, NC 28680


USDA - How to Get Food Help
11 different food help programs for different groups and ages, additional informational resources and contacts
National Hunger Hotline to find food help today at 1-866-348-6479

South Caldwell Christian Ministries
Crisis assistance including: food, clothing, household items, furniture, limited financial assistance
Southern Caldwell Co.
Tu 9-5, W 9-2, Th 9-5
5 Quarry Rd
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Summer Food Service Program
Provide lunches for school aged children under the age of 18 years while school is out for the summer at selected sites.  Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE to find locations where lunches are served in your community.

Health Care:


Morganton Children's Dentistry
General and Restorative Dentistry
Serve ages 0-17 years
Medicaid, NC Health Choice & most private
206 Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655

(828) 433-5800

Morganton Pediatric Dentistry
General and Pediatric Dentistry
Serve ages 1 year and older
Medicaid for ages 20 & younger and private
341 E. Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655

Caldwell County Health Department-Dental
Medicaid or NC Health Choice only
Children 4-18 years old
2345 Morganton Blvd
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 426-8525

John W. Cox, DDS
420 Harper Ave, Lenoir
Children over 6 years old and Pregnant Women
Take Medicaid and Health Choice
Hours: Tue/Wed 8:15am-5pm; Valdese Thur/Fri
(828) 758-0010

Dr Michael Wimberly
Dentistry all ages
Medicaid, most insurances
Lenoir M 2-6 and Conover M 9-1, T-Th 9-6
Lenoir (828)-757-1188
Conover (828)-466-2488

Dr Hensley
Pregnant Women
(828) 754-7251


Falls Pediatrics
Well and sick visits
M-F 8-5, Sat 9-12pm
4355 Hickory Blvd, Granite Falls
(828) 757-5050

Mulberry Pediatrics
Pediatric primary care, physical/well-child checks, sick visits, ADHD visits
Serves ages birth - 18 years
All insurances
401 Mulberry Medical Park Ste 105, Lenoir
(828) 757-5509


Caldwell County Health Department
2345 Morganton Blvd, Lenoir
Maternity Care & Family Planning Services
Pregnancy Test (walk in)
(828) 426-8400

Laurel Park Women's Health
Midwife, OB/Gyn, 4D ultrasound, breastfeeding help, high risk pregnancies and surgeries
Females of all ages
All insurances (affiliated with Caldwell Memorial)
M-Th 8-5, F 8-12
222 Morganton Blvd
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 757-3301

Women's Care Specialists
OB/Gyn, wellness care, low and high risk pregnancy care, delivery, VBAC, ultrasound, family planning, birth control, pre/post menopausal, sick, flu & cold
Women only; adolescent - adult
Medicare, medicaid, BCBS, Etna
M-Th 8-5, closed F
348 Harper Ave, Lenoir
(828) 754-0755

Dental Assistance

First Baptist Church
Referrals taken @ Helping Hands Clinic, patients are called as funds are available.  See Helping Hands Clinic information below under Health Clinics.

Hickory Dental Works
General dentistry, cleanings, crowns and bridges, dentures, and more
M-Th 8-5, F 8-1
2535 Hwy 70 SE, Ste 112 - Hickory
(888) 568-6684

West Caldwell Health Council Rural Health Clinic
Primary dental care
Collettsville Medical Center
4329 Collettsville Rd
(828) 754-2409
Happy Valley Medical Center
1325 Hwy 268, Patterson
(828) 754-6850

Wilkes County Public Dental Clinic
Medicaid, Health Choice, private, and self pay patients (sliding fee scale)
Non-county residents are eligible
Call Martha or Edith @ (336) 903-9399 ext 203

Donated Dental Services
Dental care for people who are disabled, medically compromised, or elderly with no financial resources for extensive dental care needs (not for routine cleanings or emergencies)
(877) 650-9001
Must be 65+ or be on SS Disability
Application @

Catawba Valley Community College
Supervised dental care by CVCC dental hygiene students at reduced fees
(828) 327-7000 ext 4164 for appointments

Health Centers/Assistance

Helping Hands Clinic
Primary medical care, chronic disease care, health education, prescription medication
Uninsured adults only
Mon-Th 8-5, Friday 8-3 (closed 12-1)

Caldwell Pregnancy Care Center
Free pregnancy test, classes for parenting, pregnancy, and marriage, peer counseling, and more information and support
301 Connelly Springs Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 757-9555
24/7 Helpline: 800-395-HELP

West Caldwell Heath Council
General primary medical care for insured and uninsured in Caldwell and surrounding counties.
Clinical hours M-F 8-5
Collettsville Medical Center
4329 Collettsville Rd, Collettsville
(828) 754-2409
Happy Valley Medical Center
1325 Hwy 268, Patterson
(828) 754-6850

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