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WIC is a nutrition program that improves the health of pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children. WIC gives families nutritious food, nutrition advice, tips for staying healthy, recipes, and resources for growing families.

North Country Children’s Clinic operates the WIC program in Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin & St. Lawrence Counties. Our staff, which includes nutritionists and nurse educators, looks at the nutrition needs of participants and writes “food prescriptions” in the form of vouchers or checks for specific food items. These WIC checks are used at participating local grocery stores

WIC provides:

    • checks for healthy foods that provide essential vitamins and minerals needed to support growth (Foods may include milk, cheese, tofu, 100% fruit juice, soy-based beverages, eggs, fruits, vegetables, legumes, peanut butter, infant formulas and infant cereals, baby foods, hot and cold cereals, whole grain breads/tortillas and brown rice).
    • nutrition counseling,
    • breastfeeding support and
    • health referrals to families.

 

Who qualifies for WIC?  WIC is for Women (who are pregnant or breastfeeding), Infants, and Children (under age 5)

You can be pregnant with your first child.
You can have a job.
You can be single or married.
You can be living with your parents.
You can be unemployed.
You can be a student.
You can be a father with a child under the age of five.
You can be a foster parent with a child under the age of five. 

Many working families qualify!

Your unborn baby(ies) are counted as members of your household. 
For example, a Dad and Mom who is pregnant with twins would have a household size of 4.

ALSO:  military families DO NOT need to count BAH, Save Pay or FHS when calculating their income. 

 

family size

yearly

monthly

weekly

 

 

 

 

2

28,694

2,392

552

3

36,131

3,011

695

4

43,568

3.631

838

5

51,005

4,251

981

6

58,442

4,871

1,124

7

65,879

5,490

1,267

8

73,316

6,110

1,410

for each additional family member add

+$7,437

+620

+144

To Qualify for the WIC Program:
Your gross income (your income before any deductions) must be at or below the amount listed for your family size on this chart

 

Extended hours are available to make WIC more convenient for working families. Early morning, late day and even weekend appointments are available in a number of locations. Please ask if you need a special appointment time. 

Our Locations:

In Jefferson County
238 Arsenal Street Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-9222

WIC Clinics held in Adams, Clayton, Evans Mills, Ft. Drum, Watertown.  (Clinics are also held in Carthage and West Carthage - but appointents are made through our Lewis Country office - see below) 

 

In Lewis County
7785 N. State Street Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-6427

WIC Clinics held in Harrisville, Lowville, Lyons Falls, Carthage and West Carthage.

 

In St. Lawrence County
3 Remington Avenue Canton
(315) 386-8128

WIC Clinics held in Brasher Falls, Canton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Star Lake

 

In Franklin County
44 Catherine Street Malone NY 12953
(518) 483-4262
WIC Clinics held in  Malone, Saranac Lake, Moira and Tupper Lake

 

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.