The Women, Infant and Children's program, or 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
Ryan Health also offers weekly breastfeeding and prenatal group workshops, as well as monthly Fit WIC nutrition and exercise programs for children up to age five who are enrolled in WIC.
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.
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