WIC Program Staff

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

WIC appointments will continue to be done remotely via Telehealth for your safety. Please do not come in person unless you have been instructed to do so by our staff.

If we determine you need to come in person, we will give you a set time. Please keep your appointment time. Anyone more than 15 minutes late may be asked to reschedule. 

Your safety is our top priority. We appreciate your help in maintaining social distance by keeping appointments spaced out. 

You will receive your WIC checks in the mail.

Please call us if your address or phone number has changed. 

There is no need to come into the clinic to pick them up.

No walk-ins will be accepted to maintain social distance. 

However, walk-ins may be permitted on a case-by-case basis only. Please call your WIC clinic before attempting to walk in. 

Even if you have another appointment in the building, please give your WIC clinic a call before attempting to walk in.


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

We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe! 


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

Las citas de WIC se seguirán haciendo de forma remota a través de Telehealth para su seguridad. Por favor, no venga en persona a menos que nuestro personal le haya indicado que lo haga.

Si determinamos que necesita venir en persona, le daremos un horario fijo. Mantenga el horario de su cita. Cualquier persona con más de 15 minutos de retraso se le reprograma otra cita.

Tu seguridad es nuestra mayor prioridad. Agradecemos su ayuda para mantener la distancia social manteniendo las citas esparcidas.

Recibirá sus cheques de WIC por correo.

Llámenos si su dirección o número de teléfono ha cambiado.

No es necesario venir a la clínica a recogerlos.

No se aceptarán visitas sin cita para mantener la distancia social.

Sin embargo, las visitas sin cita previa pueden estar permitidas solo caso por caso. Llame a su clínica de WIC antes de venir.

Incluso si tiene otra cita en el edificio, llame a su clínica de WIC antes de venir.


Tenga en cuenta que los sitios de WIC de Unity están cerrados el primer martes de cada mes.

¡Agradecemos su ayuda para mantener a todos a salvo! 

Electronic WIC cards are coming!

We will be closed for staff training on the following dates: 

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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 FY22 Income Eligibility Guidelines for WIC are set at 185% of the federal poverty line (Effective July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). 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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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., 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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Do you have a virtual WIC appointment?

Learn how to connect with your Unity WIC team using Doxy.me on your iPhone or Android.

Videos are available in English, Amharic, Spanish.