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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. 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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Click the link to stay up to date on recalls and outbreaks!

NYS WIC Recalls and Outbreaks

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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.

Share your experiences

Are you pregnant or do you live with children under age 5? We want to hear from you! Please answer a few short questions to share your thoughts and experiences. If you are among the first 500 people who respond, you will receive a $5 gift card. The survey is open until September 30, 2022.
Questions are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. All answers are anonymous.

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

Farmers' Market

Click below to learn how to use WIC benefits at the farmers' market.

Got Milk?

Learn about the different milk options that WIC offers.

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 9:00* am to 6:30 pm (*onsite services begin at 10:30)

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

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, 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:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (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

  1. phone:
  2. (518) 402-7093; fax (518) 402-7348; or
  3. email:

NYSWIC@HEALTH.NY.GOV

Where can I find the WIC forms for my doctor to complete?
What is the WIC Social Media Disclaimer?

The purpose of this site is to promote New York State WIC Program services to the community. The viewpoints, opinions, and actions expressed in comments are those of the individuals themselves and may not reflect the opinions and position of (Local Agency Name) or its employees. All posts and comments must be reputable and free of bias, advertisement, and political/religious views. Posts or comments with a clear malintent will be deleted, and incorrect information will be corrected.