Healthy food for familiesWomen, Infants, and Children (WIC)
NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH)
WIC provides free healthy food and services to low-income women and their children, including nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, health education, and referrals to other programs and services.
Apply in person
Find your local WIC agency, or call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006 and ask for the location nearest to you.
Call the WIC agency where you wish to receive services and make an appointment.
If your child has special dietary needs, your health care provider may provide a completed Medical Documentation Form for you to bring.
A qualified WIC staff member will complete a short assessment during your appointment for all family members applying for WIC. This screening includes a finger stick blood test, height and weight, and a discussion of your health and nutrition concerns.
Each person applying for WIC must be present at the local agency at the time of certification.