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Helpful Resources | Recursos utiles
- Forget your PIN? Call 1-844-540-3013
- New York State approved foods & brands: Click Here.
- Find WIC Approved Store in your neighborhood: https://nyswicvendors.com/find-a-wic-store/
Non Discrimination Statements
New York State prohibits discrimination based on creed, marital status and sexual orientation. Persons who believe they have been discriminated against based on the New York State Human Rights Law should call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at (800) 522-5006, or write to the WIC Program Director, NYSDOH, Riverview Center, 6th Floor West, Room 650, 150 Broadway, Albany NY 12204.
Complete your certification and re certification online
Please prepare the following documents before contacting us:
If you have Medicaid, you need to provide:
If you don’t have Medicaid, you need to provide:
If you have all the documents above, please call us 718-334-3265 to apply.
Our staff will do our best to provide benefits for you remotely.
How to Shop with the eWIC card?
- At the checkout counter, swipe your eWIC card
- Enter your pin number to buy foods at WIC approved stores like using a debit card
- En la cajera, pase/deslize la tarjeta de eWIC como si fuera una tarjeta de debito
- Entre el PIN que usa para comprar alimentos en las tiendas o supermercados aprobadas por WIC
- 在接受奶票的商店里, 结账时和刷银行卡一样刷eWIC卡
- চেকআউট কাউন্টারে, আপনার eWIC কার্ডটি সোয়াইপ করুন
- ডেবিট কার্ড ব্যবহারের মতো “WIC” স্টোরগুলিতে খাবার কিনতে আপনার পিন নম্বর লিখুন
Forget your PIN? Call 1-844-540-3013
Or visit www.wicconnect.com
How to Use WIC Benefits and the WIC2Go App
Watch the video and learn how to use WIC2Go/Vea el Video y aprenda como usar la aplicacion WIC2GO
Understanding Food Items/Entendiendo Los Alimentos
National Nutrition Month
March is the National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month is being celebrated across the country to increase the awareness of the importance of good nutrition. The theme for 2022 is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” Elmhurst WIC provides virtual food demonstrations and cooking classes for our community how to utilize WIC approved foods, such as plain yogurt, red lentils and tofu.
Cooking demonstrations & recipes
National Wear Red Day
National Wear Red Day, celebrated each year on the first Friday in February, to bring greater attention to heart disease and stroke with the goal of reducing the number of lives lost to its related illnesses.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in women in the U.S. People wear Red on this day to show their support for the awareness of heart disease.
Awareness of your risk factors, knowing your heart health numbers, and making healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risks. Your efforts can also lower your risk for other diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Christmas is an important holiday for Americans. Parties and gatherings are filling our calendar and that means many opportunities for eating and drinking.
Elmhurst WIC held an annual celebration of Christmas that we invite our participants to celebrate our holiday and learn how to eat healthier for the holidays.
Pumpkin Festival & Thanksgiving
A Pumpkin Festival is a type of annual festival celebrating the autumn harvest of pumpkins. Originally intended to help local farmers with the growth and selling of their pumpkins, the festivals today are family-orientated affairs.
Pumpkin Festival is usually celebrated at Elmhurst WIC program in October.
Each year, Elmhurst WIC held different events for the Pumpkin Festival, such as
- Nutrition education of pumpkin benefits – Pumpkin nutrition handout
- Cooking demonstrations of making easy but tasty pumpkin recipes
Elmhurst WIC invites all participants to join us and enjoy the Pumpkin Festival!
World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration which is held every year from August 1st to August 7th in more than 120 countries.
World Breastfeeding Week aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanize action on breastfeeding and related issues and to protect, promote and support breastfeeding!
Elmhurst WIC supports breastfeeding! We have lactation consultants, dietitians and breastfeeding peer counselors to help you with any breastfeeding related issues. Feel free to contact us!
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) was established by Congress in 1992 to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers market.
Eligible WIC participants are issued FMNP coupons in addition to their regular WIC benefits. These coupons can be used to buy eligible fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ markets.
Farmers Market is HERE!
Elmhurst Green Market | 41st Avenue and 80th Street | Tuesdays 8am – 4pm | Jun 9 – Nov 24
Farmers markets are located all over the state and people can visit anyone. See list.
Graduation Ceremony for 5 yo
Celebracion de graduacion para los niños de 5 años
Thank you for your support, engagement and participation!
We hope that during these past 5 years with us you and your family have built the foundation to live your healthiest life.
Know that you will always hold a special place here at Elmhurst WIC!
¡Gracias por su apoyo, compromiso, y participacion! Esperamos que durante estos ultimos 5 años con nosotros, usted y su familia hayan construido las bases para vivir una vida saludable.
Sepan que siempre tendran un lugar especial aqui en el Programa de WIC.
NYCH+H Elmhurst WIC Program – Guidance Tool for Medical Documentation Forms
For PDF Version, click here
- Ari Suarez: 646-863-7122 English/Español
- Maria Remache: 646-836-9177 English/Español
- Ana Assadourian: 646-553-5910 English/Español
Child Care / Health Insurance & More
- Family planning/Health care/ Pregnancy/ Newborn health Please Call: 1-800-522-5006 Visit: health.ny.gov/GUHH
Diapers & Clothing
- For pregnancy/maternal support, diapers, clothing, counseling, please call Bridge To Life: 718-463-1810.
WIC Vendors Near You
Substance Use Referrals
- The New York State Quitline: (866)697-8487
- The NY Smoke-free website : NYSmokefree.com
- The CDC Smoking Cessation Website: smokefree.gov
- American Lung Association: Lung.org
Substance and alcohol Referral
- Elmhurst Hospital: (718)334-1503
- National Helpline: (800)662-4357
- OASAS: (877)846-7369 or text 467369
Free Vaccine for Children
Getting vaccinated is now easier than ever, and it’s FREE at NYC Health + Hospitals sites throughout New York City! Please call 1-844-692-4692 to make an appointment at the location nearest you.
Español: por favor llame al 1-844-692-4692 para hablar con uno de nuestros representantes y hacer una cita en la clinica mas cerca de su area.
中文: 在新冠状病毒其间，请确保您孩子当前接种的疫苗是最新的. 在纽约市所有的NYC Health + Hospitals 都可以免费给您的孩子接种疫苗。请拨打1-844-692-4692, 选择离您最近的医院预约, 为您的孩子接种疫苗。
বাংলা: আপনার নিকটস্থ স্থানে অ্যাপয়েন্টমেন্ট করার বিষয়ে আমাদের প্রতিনিধিদের সাথে কথা বলার জন্য দয়া করে 1-844-692-4692 কল করুন।.