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WIC Program
2 Dudley Street, 5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 42768

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Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Oncology Nutrition

668 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 48753
 Directions

No Show Policy

We have a policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants' physician practices. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice. Learn More

The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program is a special food supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. It is a nationwide nutrition education program offering healthy food and nutrition advice to women and their families. It is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the Rhode Island State Department of Health and local agencies throughout Rhode Island.

WIC Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum (less than six months) women, infants less than 12 months old and children less than five years old.
  • Resident of Rhode Island.
  • Having a nutritional need.
  • Meeting income guidelines.

WIC Benefits:

  • Checks to buy specific supplemental and nutritious foods such as:
    • Low-fat milk.
    • Eggs.
    • Vitamin C-rich juice.
    • Cheese.
    • Whole-grain bread.
    • Iron-fortified cereals.
    • Beans or peanut butter.
    • Fruits and vegetables.
    • Infant formula.
    • Special medical formulas and jarred infant foods.
    • Extra foods such as canned fish and cheese can be added for mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding.
  • Nutrition education and advice on making healthy food choices for women and their families.
  • Breastfeeding encouragement and support.
  • Coordination and referrals to health care providers and other community services.