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Jamaica WIC Clinics

Below are WIC Clinics and Programs in Jamaica

Catholic Charities Brooklyn And Queens - Wic Program Site 1 - Jamaica

161-10 Jamaica Avenue, Suite 306, Jamaica NY 11432

WIC is a federal supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. We offer families checks for free healthy foods, nutrition counseling and health education, vouchers for the farmer’s market, breastfeeding support and referrals for health care and other social services. The WIC program is dedicated to improving pregnancy outcomes, reducing the number of low birth weight infants, supporting and encouraging breastfeeding, and supporting the growth and development of infants and children. Studies have shown that WIC participation increases the duration of a pregnancy and decreases incidence of premature births, improves weight gain in pregnant women, reduces fetal deaths and infant mortality, lowers the incidence of low birth weight infants and improves cognitive development in children. Application to the WIC program is reserved for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and young children under the age of 5. The applicant must live in New York State; however, US citizenship is not required. Applicants currently participating in Medicaid, Food Stamps, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) automatically meet income eligibility requirements. Families not currently receiving benefits from at least one of the aforementioned programs must prove their household income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level.

Jhmc Wic @ Jamaica Hospital Main Campus

134-20 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY 11418

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (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 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. Jamaica Hospital has been a WIC Provider since 1980 and has over the years consistently and successfully grown from an initial caseload of 50 to over 10,000 participants enrolled on a yearly basis.

Neighborhood Wic - Jamaica

90-40 160th Street, Jamaica NY 11432

The Neighborhood WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program at Public Health Solutions operates the largest WIC program in New York State! We provide nutrition education and healthful foods to eligible women and children in the New York City area.

WIC Resources

  • WIC Breast Feeding Support
    Breastfeeding is essential in infant development and is recommended by the Women, Infant, and Child Program to be the best way of feeding babies.
  • WIC Eligibility Criteria
    To qualify for WIC benefits, applicants must meet Categorical, Residential, Income and Nutritional Risk Requirements.