Connecting supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education with eligible patients and their families.
Please Note: Facemasks Are Still Required
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, our staff and visitors must wear a mask while they are on site.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a nutrition program that provides pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding, infants and children up to age five with supplemental foods, health care referrals, breastfeeding support and nutrition education.
Wood River Health's WIC program consists of a small, friendly and knowledgeable team that enables them to build strong relationships with clients in a short period of time. Working out of the health center allows them to easily coordinate care with health care providers and refer clients to other services.
Our WIC staff are Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC’s), which means they are certified to provide mothers with breastfeeding education, helpful support and assist with any issues that may arise. They also help mothers obtain a breast pump through their health insurance.
WIC is a supplemental Nutrition Program that provides:
- Nutrition Education
- Breastfeeding Education and Support
- Healthcare Referrals
- Healthy Foods on an e-WIC Card
- Farmers Market Checks
WIC is for:
- Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Postpartum Women
- Children up to age 5
- Foster Children up to age 5
- Mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster parents and other guardians are encouraged to apply for WIC for children (under age 5) in their care
What to bring to your first appointment:
- Proof of Pregnancy (if applicable)
- Proof of Address (a recent piece of mail)
- Any picture ID
- 4 Weeks of Pay Stubs (If you receive Snap, Rite Care or Cash Assistance, you are automatically income eligible)
View WIC income guidelines and learn more about WIC by visiting the United States' Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service.
WIC at Jonnycake Center in Peacedale
WIC is temporarily being offered at the Jonnycake Center for Hope at 22 Kersey Road in Peace Dale, RI. New patients receive:
- $25 Shaw’s Gift Card (for new WIC clients)
- Infant formula benefits through eWIC
- Diapers and pullups
- Baby wipes
- Infant/child socks
- Child sized underwear
- Access to the Jonnycake Center Market
WIC will be at the Jonnycake Center for Hope from 9 AM to 3:30 PM on the following dates. Please call 401.387.9611 to schedule an appointment.
- December 15, 2022
- January 26, 2023
- February 23, 2023
- March 30, 2023
Any person signing up for WIC must be present at the appointment (infants & children up to age five included). If pregnant, please bring proof of pregnancy. Appointments generally last 15-20 minutes. Height, weight, hemoglobin and an income/nutrition screening will be performed.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider in accordance with USDA regulations. Non-discrimination information in English and Spanish is available here.
Genoa Healthcare operates onsite at our Hope Valley location. The pharmacy provides Wood River Health’s patients with a convenient option for filling prescriptions where they receive their medical, behavioral health and dental care.
Genoa Healthcare provides specialized pharmacy offerings to simplify the patient’s medication management, such as pre-filled pill organizers to help patients track their medications, convenient medication mailing options and assistance with authorizations and insurance plans.
Wood River Health provides Laboratory Services from East Side Clinical Laboratory and Yale/New Haven Health Westerly Hospital, both at our Hope Valley location. No appointment is necessary. All Wood River Health patients welcome.
Sliding Fee Scale Program
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we offer a Sliding Fee Scale Program and payment plans.
Wood River Health is accepting new patients! To schedule an appointment at our convenient Hope Valley and Westerly locations, contact us today.