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Maternity Support Services (MSS) helps women have healthy pregnancies. Working with your MSS care team, you'll receive health education and counseling during your pregnancy and until your baby turns two months old. MSS provides:

  • Regular visits in the clinic
  • Home visits for special concerns
  • Support beyond your doctor or midwife, including nurses, nutritionists, social workers and community health workers
  • Referrals to OB care, WIC, health insurance and other community resources

MSS is part of the First Steps Program and is available to pregnant women through Medicaid.

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  • Finding a doctor for you and your baby
  • Learning how pregnancy affects you
  • Learning about fetal growth and development
  • Learning about childbirth and parenting
  • Caring for new babies
  • Learning about infant brain development and cues
  • Planning your family
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Birth control and family planning services
  • Learning about healthy foods for you and your baby
  • Tracking your weight gain
  • Managing health concerns; high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or high weight gain
  • Learning breastfeeding education and support
  • Learning about infant feeding
  • Adjusting to a new baby
  • Strengthening relationships with family and friends
  • Talking about feeling stressed, sad, or depressed
  • Learning about effects of drugs and alcohol on you and your baby
  • Talking about drugs and alcohol concerns

Call the Parent Child Health referral line at 206-263-8374:

  • Medicaid insurance coverage
  • Housing, food, dental, vision and financial assistance
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Classes on childbirth and parenting
  • Baby supplies and maternity clothes
  • Birth control
  • Counseling for mental health or substance abuse
  • Domestic or family violence resources
  • Educational needs
  • Early Head Start

How to make a referral

Download and complete a fillable PDF form to make a referral for Parent Child Health (PCH) services, including Public Health Nurse home visits, or call the PCH Information and Referral Line at 206-263-8374.

Services available at multiple locations, including home visits

Public Health providers (which include nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and community health workers) provide information and counseling around health concerns, mental health, nutrition, pregnancy, and child health for Medicaid-eligible pregnant and parenting clients in King County.

Services can be provided at Public Health Centers, community partner sites, and on home visits.

  • MSS and ICM

  • Nurse Family Partnership: visits to first time pregnant women (< = 26 weeks gestation) and their infants until age 2. Within Seattle city limits there is no age restriction; for those living in King county, age is < 23 years.

  • Children with Special Health Care Needs: telephonic and home visits to infants & children under age 18.

How to make a referral

Download and complete a fillable PDF form to make a referral for Parent Child Health (PCH) services, including Public Health home visits, or call the PCH Information and Referral Line at 206-263-8374.

Research has shown that women who get into prenatal care early, and who receive adequate prenatal care, have healthier pregnancies and healthier babies. Without Maternity Support Services, many low income pregnant women would not access prenatal care until later in their pregnancy—some would not access prenatal care at all.

Maternity Support Services prevents an estimated $5.3 million in hospital costs in Washington state each year by reducing the number of babies born with low birth weight. Learn more.

How to access First Steps and WIC services


Public Health offers First Steps and WIC services at multiple locations across King County. Home or off-site visits are also available. To schedule an appointment, call 206-263-9300.

See list of locations or map below for locations, hours of operation, walk-in hours, and contact info:


Locations in Seattle/Shoreline

4400 37th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: 206-296-4650

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Columbia City Center for Health


The Columbia City Center for Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/columbia

2124 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-477-8300

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Downtown Public Health Center


Downtown Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/belltown

2611 NE 125th St., Suite #145, Seattle, WA 98125

Phone: 206-205-3461

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday --
Saturday --

North Seattle Family Center


The North Seattle Family Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.childrenshomesociety.org/northking

10521 Meridian Ave N, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98133

Phone: 206-263-9440

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Meridian Center for Health


Meridian Center for Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/meridian

17018 - 15th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

Phone: 206-362-7282

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Shoreline at Center for Human Services


The Center for Human Services offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.chs-nw.org

1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-694-6728

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday By appointment
Friday --
Saturday --

FamilyWorks


FamilyWorks offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at https://familyworksseattle.org

9934 8th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Phone: 206-477-0000

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday --
Saturday --

White Center Public Health Center

Locations in South King County

126 Auburn Ave, Suite 400, Auburn, WA 98002

Phone: 206-747-9860

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Starting January 2020, HealthPoint Auburn will be open Wednesday and Friday (not Mondays). Starting February 2020, it will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays and not Fridays.

HealthPoint Auburn


HealthPoint Auburn offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/auburn

17500 SE 392nd St, Auburn, WA 98092

Phone: 253-939-6648

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday --
Saturday --

Muckleshoot Wellness Center


Muckleshoot Wellness Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.muckleshoot.nsn.us/services/health-and-wellness.aspx

901 Auburn Way N, Suite A, Auburn, WA 98002

Phone: 206-477-0600

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Auburn Public Health Center


Auburn Public Health Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/auburnphc

26401 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: 206-870-3588

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

HealthPoint Midway (Des Moines)


HealthPoint Midway (Des Moines) offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/midway

1335 Cole St, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Phone: 360-825-3146

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Valley Cities


Valley Cities offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.valleycities.org

33431 13th Place S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 206-477-6800

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Federal Way Public Health Center


Federal Way Public Health Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/federalwayphc

13111 SE 274th St, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-263-2460

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Kent Public Health at Birch Creek


Kent Public Health at Birch Creek offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/birchcreek

403 E. Meeker St, Suite 200, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-734-7183

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

HealthPoint Kent


HealthPoint Kent offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/kent

25742 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-477-6950

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Kent Public Health


Kent Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/kentphc

4033 Talbot Rd. S, #440, Renton, WA 98070

Phone: 206-604-2704

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday For Midwives clients only
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Midwives Clinic at Valley Medical Center


The Midwives Clinic offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.valleymed.org/midwives

3201 NE 7th St, Renton, WA 98056

Phone: 206-477-0100

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Renton Public Health


Kent Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/rentonphc

4040 South 188th St, Suite 201, SeaTac, WA 98188

Phone: 206-747-9868

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday --
Saturday --

HealthPoint - SeaTac


HealthPoint SeaTac offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/seatac

17928 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

Phone: 206-291-7336

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday Every 3rd Wed of the month 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Vashon United Methodist Church

Locations in East King County

14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007

Phone: 206-477-8000

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Eastgate Public Health


Eastgate Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/eastgate

10414 Beardslee Blvd, Bothell, WA 98011

Phone: 425-806-2890

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

HealthPoint Bothell


HealthPoint Bothell offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/bothell

39157 E. Commercial St., Carnation, WA 98014

Phone: 425-333-6180

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday 9:15 am - 4:30pm
Friday --
Saturday --

Carnation at Hopelink Sno-Valley


HopeLink Sno-Valley offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.hopelink.org/location/sno-valley-food-bank-and-emergency-services

13030 121st Way NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Phone: 206-263-2850

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Kirkland - Totem Lake

122 East 3rd St, North Bend, WA 98045

Phone: 206-920-8252

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday --

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank


The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org


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