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 monthly benefits and education 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.