WIC Program

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?


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 Above Effective Through June 30th, 2021

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.

Our Main Locations:

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

Franklin County
Community Health Center of the North Country
380 Creighton Road / County Route 51, Malone
(518) 483-4262

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


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


This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For a copy of the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement and NYS WIC Complaint Information, please click here.


Bobbie Lynn Doyle | WIC Associate

Income Guidelines effectivethrough June 30th, 2021Many working families qualify!

Income Guidelines effective
through June 30th, 2021

Many working families qualify!