WIC Program Staff

The NEW phone number for all Unity WIC: 202-938-3688

NUEVO número de teléfono para todos los WIC de Unity: 202-938-3688

Please note that Unity WIC sites are closed on the first Tuesday of every month. 

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What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program that helps families by providing nutrition education, healthy supplemental foods, and making referrals to healthcare and community services.

Who qualifies for DC WIC?

You may qualify for WIC if you:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or gave birth within the last 6 months;
  • Have an infant or a child under the age of 5;
  • Live in DC;
  • Meet income guidelines for your family as listed below, OR are participating in Medicaid, DC Healthy Families, School Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Stamp Program (SNAP); and
  • Have a nutritional or medical risk (as determined by the WIC nutritionist or other health professional).

You do not have to show proof of U.S. citizenship to receive WIC.

 

The FY23 Income Eligibility Guidelines for WIC are set at 185% of the federal poverty line (Effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). Click here to view guidelines..

You may be automatically eligible based on your enrollment in another public assistance program, such as Medicaid. WIC staff can help determine your eligibility. You can also click here to check your eligibility with the WIC prescreening tool.

Pacify - support that never sleeps

DC WIC offers access to Pacify memberships to eligible participants – for FREE! Pacify connects you with live Lactation Consultants who are available 24/7 via video to offer breastfeeding support and answer other feeding-related questions. 

There are no appointments required and you can call as often as you need to. Use our self-guided process to sign up virtually by visiting: https://www.pacify.com/dc-wic/ 

 

WIC Program

WIC Benefits

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Food Package

WIC provides food vouchers that can be redeemed in many grocery stores around DC. These foods include milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, whole grains, beans, peanut butter, fruits and vegetables, and more! As of October 1, 2021, there are many new foods you can purchase using your WIC checks, including organics! Please see the DC WIC website for the full food list.

Food List

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Breastfeeding Support

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide pregnant women and new mothers with education and assistance with common breastfeeding concerns. The Peer Counselors can refer you to a lactation consultant if you need extra assistance. WIC has breastfeeding education classes called the Beautiful Beginnings Club. Please contact your Unity WIC office for dates and times of these classes. A class schedule for all of DC can be found here. WIC also offers a free membership to Pacify, an app that lets mothers contact lactation consultants for on-demand, 24/7 video chats. Ask your WIC staff about signing up for Pacify.

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Nutrition Education

WIC has Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians who provide free counseling and education on any nutritional concerns that you and your family may have. WIC Nutritionists help with infant and child feeding concerns such as transitioning to solid foods and picky eating. WIC Registered Dietitians can help you and your family with any advanced nutritional concerns that you may have.

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Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

Women and children over the age of 6 months who are on WIC receive farmer’s market vouchers once a year (between June and October) to purchase local fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Please click here for more information about the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program.

Contact Us

To request an appointment, please call 202-938-3688 or email us at: wic@unityhealthcare.org. Please include your name and phone number so we can get back to you promptly.

Locations

To make an appointment, please call our main number 202-938-3688 for any of the following WIC clinic locations:

Anacostia

3rd Floor

1500 Galen St SE

Washington, DC 20020

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

East of the River

1st Floor

4414 Benning Rd NE

Washington, DC 20019

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Parkside

2nd Floor

765 Kenilworth Ter. NE

Washington, DC 20019

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Upper Cardozo

3rd Floor

3020 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20009

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Select Saturday mornings by appointment only.

 

 

What to bring to your WIC appointment:

  • Proof of DC residency
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of pregnancy (i.e., a letter from your doctor)
  • Proof of identity (i.e., picture ID, driver's license)
  • Baby or child & his/her birth certificate or hospital discharge papers
  • Prescription for special formula or supplement, if applicable

You do not have to show proof of U.S. citizenship to receive WIC.

More Information:

  • If you need a referral or a prescription from your physician for a specific formula, please use this form.
  • To see what formulas WIC provides, click here.
  • See www.dcwic.org for additional information about the WIC program in DC.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Do you have a virtual WIC appointment?

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