Bobbie Lynn Doyle-WIC Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pediatric Care and WIC Services all Under One Roof at Our Practice on Creighton Road in Malone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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.

Community Health Center of the North Country operates the WIC program in 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

 

WIC provides:

  • Checks for healthy foods that provide essential vitamins and minerals needed to support growth (Foods may include milk, cheese, tofu, 100% fruit juice, soy-based beverages, eggs, fruits, vegetables, legumes, peanut butter, infant formulas and infant cereals, baby foods, hot and cold cereals, whole grain breads/tortillas and brown rice).
  • Nutrition Counseling,
  • Breastfeeding support,
  • Health Referrals to Families.

 

Who qualifies for WIC?

 

WIC is for Women (who are pregnant or breastfeeding), Infants, and Children (under age 5)

You can have a job.
You can be single or married.
You can be living with your parents.
You can be unemployed.
You can be a student.
You can be a father with a child under the age of five.
You can be a foster parent with a child under the age of five.

 

Many working families qualify!

                                             Children Up To Age 5 are WIC Eligible
                                                Income Guidelines Effective 5/17

 

Extended hours are available to make WIC more convenient for working families. Early morning, and late day appointments are available in a number of locations. Please ask if you need a special appointment time.

Our Locations:

In St. Lawrence County
Community Health Center of the North Country
4 Commerce Lane, Canton
(315) 386-8128

WIC Clinics held in Brasher Falls, Canton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, Ogdensburg, Potsdam,

In Franklin County
Community Health Center of the North Country
380 Creighton Road / County Route 51, Malone
(518) 651-2650

WIC Clinics held in Malone, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake

 

 

To See Qualifying Foods please click here.

 

 

For WIC Services in Lewis and Jefferson Counties please visit our friends at :  North Country Family Health Center

 

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.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

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.

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