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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Haitian Kreol and French

  • Nutrition Education

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • 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

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

BMS LIFE & WELLNESS CENTER

 

408 Rockaway Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212

718-345-6366 ext. 6649/ 6664

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday to Friday

8am to 5pm

 

BMS @ GENESIS

360 Snediker Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11207

718-345-6366 ext. 6649/ 6664

Temporarily Closed

 

Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Inc

921 Hegeman Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11208

718-345-6366 ext. 6649/ 6664

Temporarily Closed

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 COVID Testing site,  592 Rockaway Avenue, dial the NYS COVID-19 Hotline #: 888.364.3065 and for more information on COVID-19 testing, call the following number: 929.605.7253

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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