Women, Infants and Child (WIC) Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC is also an advocate for the promotion and support of long-term breastfeeding and delaying the introduction of semi-solid foods until 6 months of age in accordance with the feeding practice guidelines of The American Academy of Pediatrics.


  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday).
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). 
  • Children** up to their 5th birthday 

WIC Shopping 

Electronic Benefit Transfer (called eWIC) began in 2016. In this system, an eWIC card replaces the paper food vouchers that had been used in the past for food benefits and redemption at authorized WIC grocery stores. Click here  for more information. 
Additional Information you may find helpful: 

For Healthy Habits and Nutritional Information, please visit these websites:
Connecticut WIC Information
MyPlate Guidelines for Nutrition
National WIC information
For information on breastfeeding and pregnancy, please visit these websites: 
Breastfeeding Information (International)
Breastfeeding Information (Connecticut)
Support Throughout Pregnancy
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement / USDA Aviso de No Discriminación

To apply for WIC, Greenwich residents may contact the Optimus/Stamford WIC office: 

Optimus Health Care WIC Program- Stamford
 805 Atlantic Street,
 Stamford, CT 06902

Tel: 203.977.4385
To speak with the Maternal and Child Health nurse at the Greenwich Department of Health, please call (203) 622-6781.