WIC Supplemental Nutrition
Due to COVID-19 WIC appointments are by phone until further notice
WIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION
WHY CHOOSE WIC?
WIC is a Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program that provides assistance to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.
The goal of WIC services is to decrease the risk of poor birth outcomes and to improve the health of participants during critical times of growth and development.
TO QUALIFY FOR WIC, YOU MUST:
Live in New York State
Meet Income eligibility or get benefits from Medicaid, SNAP or TANf (Please check NYS Income Guidelines for income eligibility)
Have medical documentation stating that you have a health or dietary need (Proof of pregnancy, WIC medical referral form, immunization record for children)
YOU CAN STILL RECEIVE WIC EVEN IF...
You are not a US Citizen
You or other household members are working
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Haitian Kreol and French
Nutritious foods to supplement your diet
Referrals to other services
Pregnant and Breastfeeding women
Postpartum women with babies up to 6 months old
Caregivers of infants and children up to age five
408 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday to Friday
8am to 5pm
360 Snediker Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Inc
921 Hegeman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Standards for participants in the WIC Program are the same for everyone. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C 20250. If you feel you have been discriminated against based on religion or political beliefs, call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1.800.622.5006
To see a BMS provider in person, by phone, or on video for health care & follow-up, please contact Dora Scott at 718.345.5000 Ext. 1179. For the COVID Testing site, 592 Rockaway Avenue, dial the NYS COVID-19 Hotline #: 1-888-364-3065 and for more information on COVID-19 testing, call the following number: (929) 590 4825