Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, health education, health care referrals, referrals to other services, and nutritious foods to approximately 425,000 women, infants and children each month through 91 local providers (hospitals, local health departments and community based organizations) at 400 service sites. The fundamental purpose of the program is to ensure the health and well-being of income eligible families with young children. WIC provides individually tailored food prescriptions issued to each participant for specific types and brands of foods that meet strict nutrition requirements. These food benefits, valued at nearly $400 million annually, can be redeemed at approximately 3,000 authorized retail food vendors across the state.  Find out about shopping with the new eWIC benefits here.

WIC provides:

  • eWIC cards for healthy foods that provide essential vitamins and minerals needed to support growth (Foods may include milk, cheese, tofu, 100% fruit juice, soy-based beverages, eggs, fruits, vegetables, legumes, peanut butter, infant formulas and infant cereals, baby foods, hot and cold cereals, whole grain breads/tortillas and brown rice).
  • Nutrition Counseling,
  • Breastfeeding support,
  • Health Referrals to Families.

 
Find out more about being WIC Strong!

Who qualifies for WIC?

WIC IS FOR WOMEN (WHO ARE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING), INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (UNDER AGE 5)

You can have a job.
You can be single or married.
You can be living with your parents.
You can be unemployed.
You can be a student.
You can be a father with a child under the age of five.
You can be a foster parent with a child under the age of five.

Children Up To Age 5 are WIC Eligible
Income Guidelines Effective Through June 30th 2019

Extended hours are available to make WIC more convenient for working families. Early morning, and late day appointments are available in a number of locations. Please ask if you need a special appointment time.

In St. Lawrence County
Community Health Center of the North Country
4 Commerce Lane, Canton
(315) 386-8128


In Franklin County
Community Health Center of the North Country
380 Creighton Road / County Route 51, Malone
(518) 651-2650

WIC Clinics held in Malone, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake

TO SEE QUALIFYING FOODS PLEASE CLICK HERE.

For WIC Services in Lewis and Jefferson Counties please visit our friends at :
North Country Family Health Center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.