WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

Below is information provided by the RI Department of Health on eligibility and program details.

What is the mission of WIC?

Our mission is to safeguard the health of low income women, infants, and children up to age 5 years who are at nutrition risk.

What does WIC do?

  • Assess the nutritional status of our participants
  • Educate mother and families on healthy eating
  • Provide referrals to medical and social services in the communities
  • Support breastfeeding mothers by promoting breastfeeding, providing breastfeeding education, and providing free electric breastfeeding pumps
  • Provide checks for healthy foods based on clients nutritional needs 

WIC serves: 

  • Pregnant women
  • New mothers
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Infant and children up to 5 years of age 

WIC Clinic Hours - 1000 Eddy Street - Providence, RI -  Telephone 401-533-9145 - Fax 401-533-9105 (Please write 'ATTENTION WIC' on cover page)

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

WIC Clinic Hours - St. Joseph Hospital - 21 Peace Street - Providence, RI - Telephone 401-456-4045 - Fax 401-456-4062

Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

WIC Income Guidelines (family income before takes) 

If your family size is...

You can earn up to...

 1 Person $430 per week 
 2 people  $578 per week
 3 people  $727 per week
 4 people  $876 per week 
 5 people $1,024 per week 
 6 people $1,173 per week 

Remember, your unborn baby counts as a family member.

If your income changes each week, you may still be eligible for WIC. Call the RI Department of Health Information Line (toll free) at 401-222-5960 (English & Spanish) to see if your family qualifies.

Meeting Street is an approved WIC provider. Our WIC office is located at our main South Providence campus (1000 Eddy Street in Providence) or you may visit our WIC Clinic located in St Joseph Hospital (21 Peace Street, Providence, RI.)

Please read our full non-discrimination statement in English or Spanish

 

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