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WIC

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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!

- Easier checkout!

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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.

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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

Did you know that one of the benefits of breastfeeding is that it can reduce your risk of Breast Cancer? Here is a short video about Breastfeeding created with the WIC staff

Farmers Market Checks Are Here: Watch this video to learn more about using your checks at the Farmers Market

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

Our WIC Locations and Hours:

801 Amsterdam Ave at 99th St.
(212) 865-0410
Monday 9am-6:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30am-5pm
Wednesday & Friday 9am-5pm


279 East Third Street
(212) 477-8846
Monday—Wednesday 9pm-5pm
Thursdays 9am-7pm
Fridays 9am-5pm