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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. 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!

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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.

EXCITING NEWS!

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.


Breastfeeding Resources

  • National Women's Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 1-800-994-9662
  • NY Statewide Postpartum Helpline: 1-855-631-0001

Food Assistance

  • 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

Questions

Will WIC share my personal information with a federal agency?

No. The Ryan Health WIC Program will not release any personal information to any other agency.

Do you have to be a United States citizen to apply for WIC?

No. Ryan Health | WIC staff will not ask any questions regarding immigration status. Applicants and participants must reside in New York State.

Can I work and still qualify for WIC?

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.

If I get SNAP or Medicaid, do I still need to bring my paystubs?

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.

Can I get a breast pump from WIC?

Yes, WIC does offer breast pumps to participants in the program based on need.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Upper West Side Call: (212)865-0410

Lower East Side Call: (212)477-8846

What are the WIC hours and locations

During Covid19, our hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Extended hours are available, Monday & Thursday until 6:30 PM, by appointment only.

WIC locations and contact numbers:

801 Amsterdam Ave at 99th St.
(212) 865-0410

279 East Third Street
(212) 477-8846

What is the NYS Non-Discrimination Statement?

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, disability, age, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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.

For other complaints or to request a Fair Hearing contact:
(1) mail: WIC Program Director NYSDOH, Riverview Center 150 Broadway, 6ᵗʰ Floor Albany, NY 12204;
(2) phone: (518) 402-7093; fax (518) 402-7348; or
(3) email: NYSWIC@HEALTH.NY.GOV