Your First Appointment

What should I expect?

During your first appointment a WIC representative will walk you through the eligibility process to ensure you meet the criteria.

Your representative will:

  • Conduct a health assessment
  • Provide opportunities to discuss nutrition and health concerns
  • Provide referrals to other medical care and services
  • Provide foods each month that will help you with your food budget

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

When you call the WIC office for an appointment, our staff will tell you which of the following you need to bring:

  • Proof of identity for you and your child
  • Proof of household income
  • Proof of residency
  • Immunization record for infants and children

In addition, you may be asked to bring:

  • A completed New York State Department of Health Medical Referral Form from your health care provider (including proof of pregnancy and/or blood work).
  • If you or your child is on a special formula you will need the “Medical Documentation for WIC Formula & Approved WIC Foods for Infants, Children and Women” form.
  • The forms can be found on this website by clicking here.

Remember, your child must attend your first appointment.

Ithaca Festival Parade with WIC!

The Tompkins County WIC office will be taking part in the Ithaca Festival Parade on June 2nd and is looking for participants to march with us to support WIC and breastfeeding! Click on link to see attached poster for details.

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Clinic Closure

The clinic is open on Wednesday May 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm and will be closed for the remainder of the day. The clinic will reopen on Thursday May 11th at 8:00am.

Tip: Have fun with your Food!!

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create fun shapes out of whole wheat bread. Top with berries or nut butter for added flavor.   Come up with more fun food ideas. Have fun with the kids and come with more activities!!

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