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Get eWIC:

  • Make an appointment with your local WIC clinic to see if you are eligible.
  • When you enroll in WIC, you will receive an eWIC card.
  • Download the WIC2Go app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Use eWIC:

  • Shop for your WIC foods at WIC-approved stores.
  • Scan foods on the WIC2Go app to see if they are WIC approved.
  • Swipe your eWIC card at the register to pay for your WIC foods.

Manage eWIC:

  • Buy food when it works best for you and your family.
  • Unused benefits can be used at a later shopping trip within the same month. At the end of the month, any unused benefits are lost.
  • Check your benefit balance from your phone on the WIC2Go app, on your receipt, or by calling the number on the back of your eWIC card.
  • Save your card – you will reuse it each month.
  • Keep your WIC Clinic appointments so you can continue to receive your benefits on time.
The new eWIC card

To find your local WIC clinic, call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006 and ask for help with WIC, see this list of WIC Clinics, or use the new 24/7 virtual assistant “Wanda” that gives you an easy 3-minute screening and will send your contact info to the clinic you choose for a follow-up and application.

NYS Department of Health’s video: Using eWIC

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