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You do not need to be a "mom" to enroll in WIC. Dads, grandparents, guardians, and others caring for a child under 5 may apply.



WIC provides supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five. The program is linked to positive birth outcomes and enhances the overall health of pregnant women, new mothers, and infants. Fathers, grandfathers, foster parents, or other caregivers may apply on behalf of children under age five who are in their care. 

Benefits offered by WIC:

  • WIC food benefits provide milk/milk substitute (yogurt, tofu), vegetables and fruits, cheese, peanut butter, whole grain cereals, bread, brown rice or tortillas, dry beans, eggs, infant formula, and baby food
  • Farmers' Market Coupons: The Farmers' Market coupon program runs June - November 30
  • Information on healthy eating and wellness
  • Referrals to supportive services

Breastfeeding mothers can also receive the following services:

  • An enhanced package that includes canned tuna, salmon, sardines, or mackerel
  • Hospital-grade electric breast pumps to encourage and support breastfeeding
  • A breastfeeding-friendly clinic site
  • Support from a Designated Breastfeeding Expert and Peer Breastfeeding Counselors

Benefits are now issued on a WIC EBT card called an eWIC card. Click here to access a link with more information on the eWIC card. Click here for information on WICconnect, a website dedicated to eWIC users. Lost eWIC benefit cards can be replaced by mail or by calling the WIC office to arrange a pick-up.

Participants scheduling certification or recertification appointments may come to the Oneonta Clinic or continue to meet with WIC staff remotely. Documents needed to enroll or re-certify can be scanned and emailed to wic@ofoinc.org or faxed to 607.433.8066. Copies may also be dropped off at the OFO main building in Oneonta. Click here to see how you can scan documents using Apple or Samsung products.

Contact us:

  • Visit our Main Clinic at 3 West Broadway, Oneonta
  • Call us at 607.433.8071
  • Main Clinic hours of operation.  Lunch hour appointments available.
    • Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM.  No scheduled appointments after 3:30PM on Fridays.
    • 4th Saturday of the month, 8:30AM - 12:30PM.
    • Extended hours on Wednesdays, 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Outreach Clinics hours of operation. Lunch hour appointments available at all outreach sites.

For more information:


Over the last five decades, WIC has championed nutritional wellbeing, prenatal care, and early childhood development. Learn more about where it all started - in 1974 in Pineville, Kentucky.

emotsupport-grayshirttissue-eng-insta.jpgBecoming a new parent can be hard. It is normal to feel depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed after having a baby. You are not alone. It's important to remember that mental health challenges are common during this time and there is no shame in seeking help. If you need someone to talk to, call or text the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline at 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262) any time. It's free and confidential.

This program funded in part by The New York State Department of Health

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement and NYS WIC Complaint Information
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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a 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: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture | Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights | 1400 Independence Avenue, SW | Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; OR Fax: 202.690.7442; OR Email: program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For other complaints or to request a Fair Hearing contact: Mail: WIC Program Director | NYSDOH, Riverview Center | 150 Broadway, 6th Floor | Albany, NY 12204; OR Phone: (518) 402-7093; OR Fax (518) 402-7348; OR Email: NYSWIC@HEALTH.NY.GOV