Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Ryan Health | WIC program has now moved to providing services over the phone. Our current hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Extended hours are available, Monday until 6:30 PM, by appointment only. Please call one of these numbers to receive services remotely: 212-865-0410 or 212-477-8846.
The Women, Infant and Children's program (WIC) is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program that is open to all families who meet the requirements to enroll, even if they are not Ryan Health patients.
WIC provides nutritious food to pregnant, breastfeeding women and women who have just given birth, as well as infants and children up to five years of age. Women who qualify for WIC assistance can receive:
- Free food assistance and baby formula
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding support
- Referrals to support services
- Breast pumps
No more paper checks!
Only buy the food you need each time!
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What is WIC2Go?
WIC2Go is a mobile app for New York State WIC Participants. WIC2Go can help you:
- Check the dates and times of your WIC appointments
- Check your current month's benefit balance and expiration date
- Scan items to see if they are WIC-approved
- Locate WIC clinics
- Locate WIC stores
WIC2Go can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
WIC ADDED NEW FOOD ITEMS! Additions include vegetable juices, instant oatmeal, ORGANIC baby food, flavored Greek-style yogurts, and more! We are currently providing all services over the phone. Call 212-865-0410 to schedule a WIC appointment if you do not already have one. Whether applying for the first time or recertifying, there is no need to come to the office. Ryan Health WIC is here to help. Just call us at 212-865-0410.
Below are food assistance and breastfeeding resources to help during the evening and weekend hours.
- National Women's Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 1-800-994-9662
- NY Statewide Postpartum Helpline: 1-855-631-0001
- La Leche League: https://www.lllofmanhattan.com/leaders.html
- Hunger Free NYC: Click here enter your zip code and click “see more” for details on contact and hours. You can also download the full Neighborhood Guides.
- West Side Campaign Against Hunger: 263 West 86th St. : Customers can come once a month and get nutritious food for the family for three days.For more information about West Side Campaign Against Hunger click here.
- Food Bank NYC: For more information about Food Bank for NYC click here
- Franciscan Community Center: 214 West 97th Street New York NY 10025. For more information about Franciscan Community Center click here
Click below to learn how to use WIC benefits at the farmers' market.
Learn about the different milk options that WIC offers.
No. The Ryan Health WIC Program will not release any personal information to any other agency.
No. Ryan Health | WIC staff will not ask any questions regarding immigration status. Applicants and participants must reside in New York State.
Yes. The majority of WIC participants do work. Depending on your level of income and the number of people in your household, you may qualify for assistance from WIC.
No. If you are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Medicaid, that is enough to serve as proof of income.
Yes, WIC does offer breast pumps to participants in the program based on need.
Upper West Side Call: (212)865-0410
Lower East Side Call: (212)477-8846
During Covid19, our hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Extended hours are available, Monday until 6:30 PM, by appointment only.
WIC locations and contact numbers:
801 Amsterdam Ave at 99th St.
279 East Third Street
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For other complaints or to request a Fair Hearing contact:
WIC Program Director
NYSDOH, Riverview Center
150 Broadway, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12204
- (518) 402-7093; fax (518) 402-7348; or