WIC Clinics

Alternate Name: Women Infants and Children

Organization: Unity Health Care

Women Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition program that promotes good health for low-to-moderate-income mothers, infants and children by providing nutrition education, healthy supplemental foods, and making referrals to healthcare and community services. WIC's mission is to safeguard the health of eligible applicants to the program by providing:
- Breastfeeding support and education
- The ability to purchase supplemental nutritious foods (cereal, milk, cheese, eggs, juice, beans, peanut butter and infant formula) at no cost with eWIC card
- A means of saving money that can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, baby foods and other foods that WIC does not provide
- Screening referrals to other health, welfare and social services

*Please note that Unity WIC sites are closed on the first Tuesday of every month.
Application: 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 may be automatically eligible based on your enrollment in another public assistance program, such as Medicaid. WIC staff can help determine your eligibility. https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-eligibility-requirements You do not have to show proof of U.S. citizenship to receive WIC.
(202) 469-4699 (Voice)

Anacostia Health Center (Ward 8)
1500 Galen Street SE Washington DC 20020

(202) 469-4699, (202) 610-7164

East of the River Health Center (Ward 7)
4414 Benning Road NE Washington DC 20019

(202) 469-4699, (202) 548-8680

Parkside Health Center (Ward 7)
765 Kenilworth Terrace NE Washington DC 20019

(202) 469-4699, (202) 397-3059

Upper Cardozo Health Center (Ward 1)
3020 14th Street NW Washington DC 20009

(202) 469-4699, (202) 299-1720

In addition to normal operating hours, Upper Cardozo Health Center is open biweekly on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month.