Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Important Message (dated 3/30/2020)
The Cattaraugus County WIC Program is operational and can take applications, load benefits onto cards, etc. Please call the main number at 716-373-8057.
WIC serves are no longer offered at the Seneca Nation Health System (SNHS). The WIC program has been a part of SNHS for many years and it is unfortunate and with regret to have to close the program. On a positive note, NYS eWIC uses the latest in technology, it's easy to use, and allows for the convenience of immediate accessibility. We are hopeful once you make this transition you will enjoy the benefits of it. We refer eligible patients to establish themselves [and their children] at local Cattaraugus County Health Department or Catholic Charities of Buffalo WIC clinics. Please see the listing of locations (bottom of page) that are conveniently located throughout SNHS service area. The closest area satellite offices are located in: ● Gowanda ● Silver Creek ● Salamanca
The new eWIC system boasts many benefits and advantages from the paper voucher system you are used to. You also have more options for stores that accept eWIC. There are 33 stores within 25 miles of Cattaraugus Territory and 20 stores within 25 miles of Allegany Territory! There are no restrictions on where you go to certify, re-certify, and receive replenishment of benefits and education within New York State. To ensure a smooth transition to the NYS WIC offices you can call us during your appointment and staff can provide your Verification of Certification (VOC) from the Seneca Nation WIC office over the phone or you can call to request it ahead of time.
- Convenient check out using EBT card
- Visit any NY WIC office
- More stores to choose from
- WIC2Go app (see grocery items available for purchase, track appointments, map to stores and WIC offices)
Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Traci Wind is available (716) 532-5582 ext. 5268 or [email protected] for any questions or concerns.
Certifying for WIC Services: What do I need to bring to the WIC office?
- To be enrolled, a/each child must be present at each certification.
- Proof of identity for you and your child(ren) (birth certificates, Social Security Cards, Immunization records).
- VOC from SNHS WIC OR Proof of household income for previous 30 days (could include paystubs, SSI, SSD, child support, etc. Annuities are excluded).
- Proof of residency (physical address, no PO boxes).
- Immunization record for infants and children (if available).
If enrollees have active Medicaid and/or the household receives food stamps, the family is automatically eligible without proof of income.
In addition, you may be asked to bring:
• If you or your child are on a special food/formula, you will need the “Medical Documentation for WIC Formula & Approved WIC Foods for Infants, Children and Women” form.
As a reminder: you can call us during your certification appointment and staff can provide your Verification of Certification (VOC) from the Seneca Nation WIC office over the phone. You may also call to request it ahead of time.
For more information about New York State’s WIC programs visit:
Download the “WIC2Go” app on the App Store or Google Play
Locations for WIC Services: please call to make an appointment
Cattaraugus County Health Department WIC Services
Phone: (716) 373-8057
Main Office - Olean: Cattaraugus County Office Building, 1 Leo Moss Drive, Olean, N.Y. 14760
Monday & Thursday 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-4pm (Late hours available please call)
Salamanca: Cattaraugus County Health Dept., 69 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca
3rd Tuesday 9:30am-3pm
Delevan: Delevan Baptist Church, 18 Church St., Delevan
1st & 4th Wednesday of each month 9:30am-1:30pm
Franklinville: Franklinville Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St., Franklinville
2nd Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm
Little Valley: Little Valley United Methodist Church, 109 Court St., Little Valley
1st Tuesday 9:30am-1:00pm
Randolph: Randolph Community Building, 72 Main St., Randolph
3rd Wednesday 9:30am-1pm
Gowanda: Free Methodist Church, 149 W. Main St., Gowanda
4th Tuesday 10:00am-1:30pm
Cattaraugus: Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church, 111 South St., Cattaraugus
2nd Wednesday 9:30am-1pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo
Phone: (716) 218-1484 (area offices listed, for full list see website, app, or call)
Main Office - Dunkirk: 326 Central Avenue, Dunkirk
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & 4th and 5th Thur. 8:45 am – 3:45 pm; 2nd Tues 11:30 am – 7:30 pm; 1st and 3rd Wed 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Main Office - Jamestown: 200 Harrison Street, Jamestown
Mon – Fri 8:45 am – 4:45 pm; 2nd and 4th Wednesday 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Silver Creek: 35 Park Place, Silver Creek
1st Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Springville: 86 Franklin Street, Springville
1st and 3rd Wednesday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Blasdell: 54 Madison Ave., Blasdell
Monday and Tuesday 8:15 am – 4:00 pm; 4th Monday 11:30 am – 7:00 pm