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 nutritional 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 breast feeding by proving breast feeding education by nutritionists and Breast Feeding Peer Counselors. We also assist in obtaining free electric breast pumps
- Provide benefits for healthy foods, based on clients nutritional needs
- Pregnant women
- New mothers
- Breastfeeding women
- Infant and children up to 5 years of age
- Post partum women
WIC Clinic Hours - 1000 Eddy Street - Providence, RI
Fax: 401-533-9105 (Please write 'ATTENTION WIC' on cover page)
THIS LOCATION IS CURRENTLY NOT OPEN FOR CLIENT VISITS. WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ALL OUR SERVICES VIA TELEPRACTICE. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR RE-OPENING DATE.
Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WIC Clinic Hours - 500 Broad Street - Providence, RI
THIS LOCATION IS CURRENTLY NOT OPEN FOR CLIENT VISITS. WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ALL OUR SERVICES VIA TELEPRACTICE. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR RE-OPENING DAT
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WIC Income Guidelines (family income before taxes)
If your family size is...
You can earn up to...
| 1 Person
||$459 per week
| 2 people
|| $620 per week
| 3 people
|| $782 per week
| 4 people
|| $943 per week
| 5 people
||$1,105 per week
| 6 people
||$1,266 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 at 500 Broad, Providence, RI.)
Please read our full non-discrimination statement in English or Spanish