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.  

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

TO QUALIFY FOR WIC, YOU MUST:

  • Live in New York State

  • Meet Income eligibility or get benefits from  Medicaid, SNAP or TANf (Please check Federal 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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

 

 

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Haitian Kreol and French

  • ​Nutrition Education

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Nutritious foods to supplement your diet

  • Referrals to other services

   WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding women

  • Postpartum women with babies up to 6 months old

  • Caregivers of infants and children up to age five

   DOCUMENTATION NEEDED:

  • Identification for all applicants

  • Proof of residency

  • Proof of income for the household

  • Medical documentation  (Proof of pregnancy, WIC referral Form, Immunization Records for Children

  • For more Information:       What to bring to your WIC appointment

BMS LIFE & WELLNESS CENTER

 

408 Rockaway Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212

718-345-6366 ext. 6649/ 6664

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

 

Monday 8am to 3:45 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday 8am to 3:45pm

Thursday 7am to 3:45pm

Friday 7am to 12:45pm

 2nd and 4th Saturday 8:30am to 12:15PM

(Open Late Mondays & Saturdays for working parents & students)

 

BMS @ GENESIS

 

360 Snediker Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11207

718-345-6366 ext. 6649/ 6664

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Mondays and Wednesdays 10am to 4pm

 

Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Inc.

 

921 Hegeman Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11208

718-345-6366 ext. 6649/ 6664

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am to 4pm

WIC Supplemental Nutrition

BMS Medical Services

Primary Care   Specialists   Programs  

Pediatrics

OB-GYN

Dental

Specialists

BMS is a Federal Tort Claims Act approved facility.

BMS has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) status and is granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Under the Act, the BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers and its covered individuals are considered Federal employees and are immune from lawsuits, with the Federal government acting as the primary insurer. 

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Sliding Fee Scale availability based on family size and income.  No patients are denied services due to insurance or immigration status or inability to pay

After closing hours for all medical emergencies, please call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. To reach the covering doctor, please call  (718) 345-5000 to reach the answering services and instructions to reach the physician on call.

718-345-5000