WIC, Nutrition Services, Breastfeeding Support

What is WIC?

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) promotes the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding parents, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Our New Hampshire community health centers help families access nutritious food and offer information on healthy eating, breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health care. WIC at Goodwin Community Health serves Strafford and Carroll counties in New Hampshire.

Apply for WIC and Contact our WIC and Nutrition Service

Our professional staff will work with you one-on-one to help with your parenting and nutritional needs. WIC organizes events to encourage healthy growth and development for your family. When your child “graduates” from the WIC program we send them off with a graduation backpack with supplies to start kindergarten, including books, cookbooks and classroom supplies.

Who is Eligible for the WIC Program?

The following are eligible to use the WIC program:

  • People who fall within these income guidelines
  • New Hampshire residents
  • People who are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding or have a child under age 5 living in the household.

elements of the wic program

Our food packages are continually updated with food items to support healthy growth and development. These foods supply important vitamins and minerals to women and children.

Our on-site WIC nutritionists are available to help answer all of your questions. They can offer tips and suggestions for keeping you and your family healthy. They also love to share ideas on how to make delicious and affordable recipes for the entire family.

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed babies. The New Hampshire WIC Program has implemented promotion and education initiatives to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration among mothers enrolled in WIC. Our breastfeeding staff provides education and support to pregnant and nursing women. We have both CLCs (Certified Lactation Counselors) and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors who work with moms to reach their breastfeeding goals and navigate common problems such as difficulty latching at the breast or using a breast pump.

Our WIC staff work individually with families to assist with challenges or obstacles that can’t be managed on-site. Through referrals to other support services in the community, we are able to connect you to Head Start, home visiting, early intervention, doctors offices, dentists, NH Healthy Homes, housing, local food and nutrition programs, health insurance and other resources.

To make sure your children are on the right track of growth and development, we regularly take their height and weight measurements and test their iron and lead levels.

Electronic WIC (eWIC) services are available at Goodwin Community Health Center. This includes a WIC card, which can be used like a debit card at participating vendors, allowing for a more convenient and secure method of accessing WIC services. The video below explains some of the basics of the new eWIC updates.

NH eWIC Participant Video

Remote WIC Services

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Hampshire Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) now offers services by phone. Learn about WIC phone appointments.

To apply for assistance, contact your local WIC office. All appointment types, including certifications and followup appointments, can be completed by phone. Residents who have a scheduled WIC appointment should keep it and expect a phone call from their local WIC office.

To learn more about the WIC program, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website. Families having difficulty getting through to their local WIC office are encouraged to leave a detailed voice message or call the WIC State Agency 1-800-942-4321

NON-DISCRIMINATION

The WIC Program at Goodwin Community Health Center is committed to providing a safe and supportive medical home for every member of our community. Our staff and services work to build systems that do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Read our full statement on nondiscrimination (English)
Read our full statement on nondiscrimination (Spanish)

Frequently Asked Questions

WIC in the state of NH provides an e-WIC benefit card to participants and families enrolled in the program.

Yes, you can apply for WIC in the state where you live. Find information on different WIC sites here or visit your state’s DHHS website.

Currently, we have clinics in Somersworth, Farmington, Union, Dover, Wolfeboro, Tamworth, Conway and North Conway. We are always adding new clinics. Please call us to discuss which is closest to where you live.

We provide nutritious supplemental foods tailored to your needs. The DHHS WIC Foods Page lists foods we offer your family.

Yes, download the WIC shopper app for free in the app store.

Call the number on the back of your card or request a balance inquiry at any register/customer service desk in a NH WIC approved vendor store or call your local agency.

Contact an enrollment counselor today!

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