WIC Food Supplement Program

Pregnancy and early childhood are among the most important times for growth and development. To give your family a healthy start, the federal government and the Mount Sinai Health System can help you get healthy food and nutrition information. The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Supplement Program, run by the federal government and administered locally, focuses on low-income families. We provide services for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women (up to six months after having a baby)
  • Caregivers of infants and children up to age five

Services We Offer

The Mount Sinai WIC Program offers a variety of free services including:

  • Breastfeeding counseling/assistance
  • Breast pumps
  • Food benefits
  • Health assessment
  • Nutrition education
  • Referrals to free health care and other support services
  • WIC provides specific food benefits including:
    • Baby food
    • Baby formula
    • Brown rice
    • Canned fish
    • Cheese 
    • Dried beans or peas
    • Eggs
    • Fruits and vegetables
    • Juice 
    • Milk and soy milk
    • Meats 
    • Peanut butter
    • Tofu
    • Whole wheat and soft corn tortillas

How to Apply

There is no cost to apply. You qualify for WIC if you: 

  • Have a child under age five or are pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • Live in New York State (U.S. citizenship or legal residency is not required)
  • Meet the income guidelines set by the federal government 
  • Need help getting enough healthy foods

We have two WIC locations in New York City: Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West. To apply, call the number at the program that is closest to where you live or work. We will help you become certified to receive benefits.

When you call the WIC office for a certification appointment, staff will tell you what you need to bring to the appointment. This will include the following:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of household income
  • Proof of New York City residency
  • Immunization record for infants and children

We may also ask that you bring the following forms, which must be filled out by your health care provider:

** To be enrolled, a child must be present at each certification. ** 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.