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WIC Program

Knowledgeable Nutrition Specialists

The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program is a nationwide education program offering nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, as well as healthy food supplementation for women, infants and children. 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.

Contact Information

WIC Program
2 Dudley Street, MOC 550
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 42768

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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:

  • 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.

Checks to buy specific supplemental and nutritious foods such as:

  • Low-fat milk
  • Soy and lactaid milk
  • Eggs
  • Vitamin C-rich juice
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Whole-grain bread and corn tortillas, brown rice and whole wheat pasta
  • Iron-fortified cold/hot cereals
  • Beans or peanut butter
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Infant formula
  • Special medical formulas
  • Jarred infant foods and cereals
  • Extra foods such as canned fish and cheese can be added for mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax: (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.