Tompkins County Health Department WIC
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The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
Office Information: WIC Program - Women, Infants, Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offers:
referrals and a variety of nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five to promote and support good health.
WIC improves the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their infants and children.
The foods provided through WIC are a good source of nutrients often missing from the diets of women and young children.
WIC participants have longer, healthier pregnancies and fewer premature births.
To qualify, you must:
Be a pregnant woman
An infant or child up to five years old
A mother of a baby up to six months old
ORA breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old
Be a resident of New York State, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen
Meet the income eligibility guidelines OR receive benefits from Food Stamps, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Be assessed by a WIC health care professional
How to apply for WIC:
Call your local agency to make an appointment.
Find the local agency most convenient to you on our listing of local agencies providing WIC services.
Call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline to locate the WIC Local Agency nearest to you: 1-800-522-5006.
Each person applying for WIC benefits must go to the local agency to apply and be present at the time of application.
What to Bring to Your Appointment:
Proof of identity for each person applying.
Proof of where you live.
The proof must show your actual street address, not a post office box.
Proof of income for each household member who works.
Documentation must be for the last 30 days.
Proof of your participation in Medicaid, SNAP/Food Stamps or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
Immunization records for children.
Confirmation of pregnancy - a statement from your health care provider with your baby s due date.
Any WIC Medical forms given to you by your health care provider.
Call your WIC local agency for more information on acceptable forms of proof of identity, residency, and income or about participation in one of the programs listed above.
WIC Store LocationsFind WIC Store Locations to purchase WIC approved foods with your WIC or EBT Card, in and around Ithaca, NY.
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