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WIC

WIC offers a variety of nutritious foods to low-income women, infants and children. WIC also offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals.

Utica Office                    Rome Office                Herkimer Office            Oneida Office
617 South St                   415 N Madison St        401 E German St          1072 Northside Shopping Center
Utica, NY 13501               Rome, NY 13440         Herkimer, NY 13350       Oneida, NY 13421
Phone: 315-798-5066       315-356-4755               315-866-5029                  315-363-3210


Do I qualify for WIC?

You can receive WIC benefits if you meet all four of these requirements:

  1. You must be
    • A pregnant woman of any age;
    • An infant or child up to five years of age;
    • A breastfeeding mother of a baby that is up to 12 months of age, OR.
    • A mother of a baby that is up to six months of age.
  2. You must be a resident of New York State, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
  3. You must meet the income eligibility guidelines OR be receiving benefits from Food Stamps, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  4. Your medical or nutritional needs must be assessed by a WIC professional to determine which benefits are available to you.

Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool online at USDA to find out if you might be eligible for WIC

Visit the WIC Strong Website at www.wicstrong.com

How Do I Apply?

Call our office for an appointment or call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.

Utica: (315) 798-5066
Rome: (315) 356-4755
Herkimer: (315) 866-5029
Oneida: (315) 363-3210

Locations

Utica Office: 617 South Street, Utica, NY 13501, 315-798-5066

Rome Office: 415 N. Madison St, Rome, NY  13440, 315-356-4755

Herkimer Office: 401 E German St, Herkimer, NY 13350, 315-866-5029

Oneida Office: 1072 Northside Shopping Center, Oneida, NY 13421, 315-363-3210

We also offer clinics in Camden, Holland Patent, Waterville, Sauquoit, Boonville Dolgeville, West Winfield, Canastota, Cazenovia, Chittenango, Hamilton and Morrisville.

Breastfeeding and WIC

The WIC Program promotes breastfeeding because it's the best food for your baby.  Learn more about breastfeeding and support available to you at WIC

Breast Feeding Resources, NYS Department of Health

Breast Feeding Information, Breast Feeding Partners. Materials available in multiple languages.

Food Packages

WIC foods are low fat, high fiber, and include vegetables and fruit, lower fat milk, and whole grain breads and cereals. Packages are different if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, formula feeding, or for children.

New WIC food packages

What foods can I buy with my WIC checks?

During the summer months, you may be eligible for the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program.

Did you see the new MyPlate? Check it out here 
Website answers questions and gives tips about food groups, physical activity, weight loss and empty calories.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

When you call to make an appointment, A WIC representative will tell you what documents you need to bring. See samples

WIC participant booklet

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