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
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.
Many working families qualify!
Your unborn baby(ies) are counted as members of your household.
ALSO: military families DO NOT need to count BAH, Save Pay or FHS when calculating their income.
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.
In Jefferson County
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
WIC Clinics held in Harrisville, Lowville, Lyons Falls, Carthage and West Carthage.
In St. Lawrence County
WIC Clinics held in Brasher Falls, Canton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Star Lake
In Franklin County
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.)
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.