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WIC

Family Health Center operates the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program for the Greater Worcester area.  Our professional staff offer supplemental nutrition, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low income pregnant women, women who have just given birth, and infants and children up to five years of age who are subject to nutritional risk.

Services Available

  • Personalized nutrition information, consultations and support
  • Free healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family

But that’s not all! WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

Who is WIC for?

WIC is a free program that provides healthy foods and nutrition and health information to Massachusetts’ families who qualify. WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child.

You can participate in WIC if you:

  • Live in Massachusetts
  • Have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help you determine this)
  • Are a child under 5, a new mom, or a pregnant or breastfeeding woman
  • Have a family income less than WIC guidelines (Income Guidelines)

In order to protect the health of our clients, the WIC Program is offering services remotely by phone until further notice. Please do not go to the office in person. For questions, please call the office.

 

Locations

Family Health Center of Worcester Main Site
18 Chestnut St, Suite 440
Worcester, MA 01608
Monday – Friday 8:30 am –5:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Closed on the 4th Thursday of the month and holidays
Phone: (508) 796-7000
Fax: (508) 796-7040

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
19 Tacoma Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Closed on the 4th Thursday of the month and holidays
Phone: (508) 853-2904
Fax: (508) 853-6194

Plumley Village – temporarily closed
16 Laurel Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed on the 4th Thursday of the month
Phone: (508) 796-7000

Mill Swan – temporarily closed
337 Mill Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Tuesday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Phone: (508) 796-7000

Millbury – temporarily closed
20 Main Street
Millbury, MA 01527
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (508) 796-7000

More Information

Please visit http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/basic-needs/food/wic/ to learn more about the WIC program