WIC’s goal is to improve the health and nutrition of moms and kids. It is well known that pregnancy and early childhood are among the most important times for growth and development; and New York State WIC is here to help.
WIC offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, 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 provides:
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding support
- Nutritious food
- Referrals to other community services
Contact WIC at the following locations
- 1072 Northside Shopping Center Oneida, NY 13421
Phone: (315) 363-3210
- 415 N. Madison St. Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 356-4755
- 617 South St. Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 798-5066
- 401 E. German St. Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 866-5029
Our WIC program has a separate Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tricountywic/
https://www.wicstrong.com/agency/tri-county/ (to apply on-line)
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are moms are who are experienced at breastfeeding. They are trained to help solve basic breastfeeding concerns that mothers may have. They have been trained to know when medical help is needed. They offer support for you to help make breast feeding a positive experience for you and your baby. Peer Counselors are available to talk during their clinic hours or can be reach by phone call or text.
eWIC Coming Soon!
By 2019, NYS WIC participants will purchase WIC foods using an Electronic Benefits Transfer card called eWIC. This will make shopping for WIC foods easier for WIC families.
What is an eWIC card?
An eWIC card is like a debit card. You can use your eWIC card to buy WIC-approved foods at WIC stores. Your local agency will add your family’s benefits to your eWIC account.
How does eWIC help WIC Families?
eWIC means a more convenient shopping experience. eWIC shoppers can expect:
- an easier check-out
- a more discreet transaction
- the freedom to spread out WIC purchases
How does eWIC help WIC Vendors?
Stores can expect:
- an easier checkout
- faster payment
- fewer checkout errors
When will eWIC come to my area?
You can expect to see eWIC in your area beginning in:
- Capital Region – Spring – Fall 2018
- Central Region – Fall 2018
- Western Region – Fall 2018
- Lower Hudson Valley – Winter 2018 – 2019
- Long Island – Winter 2019
- Bronx & Brooklyn – Winter 2019
- Manhattan – Spring 2019
- Queens & Staten Island – Spring 2019
Participating WIC families will be notified about eWIC through their local agencies.
How do I get WIC benefits on my WIC account?
At your WIC appointment, WIC staff will add your benefits to your family’s eWIC account. You will get a list of your family’s WIC benefits for the next three months. The list will have start and end dates for your benefits.
Can I turn in my paper checks for an eWIC card?
At your first WIC appointment following the eWIC rollout in your region, you will be given an eWIC card. At that time, you should turn in any remaining paper checks. You will not be able to turn your paper checks before that.