WIC services in Richmond County help new moms and children stay healthy. Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health has been providing WIC services for over 33 years to income-eligible Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, Infants and Children up to age 5. Through the program, eligible participants and families can receive benefits for nutritious foods including vegetables, fruits, and protein sources. The Staten Island WIC program also provides breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, and health and referrals to other helpful programs in the community for both men and women who are single parents.
Don’t let financial hardship keep you from maintaining optimal health. Come to the Staten Island University Hospital to learn more about the state program. If you meet eligibility requirements including financial need and state residency criteria, you can use WIC benefits to help pay for certain items at local pharmacies (formula) and grocery stores. Our WIC program team in Richmond County will help you find the answers you need. Stop by today to get started.
To find out more about the services provided, call or visit one of our three locations [South Site presently closed due to COVID-19 precautions].
To find out if you qualify click here.
Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health WIC Program has been servicing Richmond County for over 33 years and continues to serve all income-eligible Women (pregnant and breastfeeding), Infants (from birth on) and Children up to age 5. Our mission is to partner with eligible families to provide breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, healthy lifestyle promotion, nutritious foods, and referrals to other helpful programs within the community. To find out more about the services provided call or visit one of our three locations [South Site presently closed due to COVID-19 precautions]. To find out if you qualify click here.
Our Hours Have Changed Due to COVID-19
Mon-Thur: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 8am – 4pm
Mason Ave. (North Site)
Mon – Thu: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 8am – 4pm
Seguine Ave. (South Site)
Pregnancy is an amazing time in which your body undergoes amazing changes while growing your baby. Your body is also using this time to prepare itself to feed your baby and you may notice some changes. Click the links below in the order they are assembled to learn about the changes to your body and what to expect with your new baby.Breast ChangesBreastfeeding Positions to PracticeHunger CuesTiny TummiesMom Can Breastfeed. Family Can Help
Meet The Peer Counselors
Hello, I’m Ana and I have been a Peer Counselor for over 2 years. I breastfed my twins for 1 year and it was the best decision I ever made. I was able to achieve my goal with the help and support of my family, friends, and SIUH WIC Program. Having this help in accomplishing my breastfeeding goals has lead me to become a Peer Counselor and provide other mother’s with the same support and attention I received. I look forward to taking this breastfeeding journey with you and am available to answer any of your breastfeeding questions.
You can call or text me at (347) 552-0969
My name is Claudia and I have been a Peer Counselor for 4 years. I breastfed my 2 children for a little more than 18 months each and I remember how much I struggled with my first baby. As a new mom that wanted to fully breastfeed the world was a rough place, especially due to the lack of education and misinformation from my relatives and healthcare providers. But, with the love and support from my very own WIC Peer Counselor I accomplished all my goals and decided to help other moms do so too. I have sworn to promote breastfeeding for the good of our future generations and the health of my super heroes: MOMS!
Call/Text me at (347) 215-0539 for answers to all your breastfeeding questions!
242 Mason Ave.
1st Floor MAP building
Staten Island, NY 10305
ph: (718) 226-6268
fx: (718) 226-6798