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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program


Washington WIC an essential service and continues to be available to pregnant women, new moms, and young children: During this challenging time, Washington WIC is here for vulnerable families. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC gives families access to nutritious foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support, health assessments and referrals. WIC is for pregnant people, new and breastfeeding moms, infants, and children under five. These services help diverse communities address their health needs during and after pregnancy and in early childhood.

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WIC is a supplemental food program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children. WIC also provides health screening, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, help getting other services and monthly benefits for nutritious foods.

  • Health screening
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Help getting other services
  • Monthly benefits pay for nutritious foods

Immigrant clients are encouraged to access services without fear

It's very unlikely that federal immigration agents would search our clinics for someone. But, just in case, Public Health — Seattle & King County has taken steps to strengthen the protections for all clients at our health clinics. Learn more.


Qualifications to be eligible for WIC

You live in Washington state, and;
Have a medical or nutrition need, and;
You are pregnant, a new mother, or have a child under five years of age

    • Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are income eligible for WIC.
    • A woman who is pregnant is counted as a family of two. If she is having twins, she is counted as a family of three.

Meet the income guidelines:

    • View the current statewide WIC income eligibility guideline chart

    • Eligibility for the program is based on gross monthly income and nutritional need. A household is defined as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although not necessarily, are living together and share income.

      Gross income is income before taxes and deductions. Your family may still be eligible even if you are working, a single parent or receiving SNAP assistance.

    • If you receive Basic Food Program benefits, Medical Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) you are income eligible for WIC.

How WIC foods are provided

Many local grocery stores accept WIC monthly benefits. WIC monthly benefits are valued at approximately $100 for a family of two per month and are exchanged for nutritious foods. Foods that are high in protein, calcium, iron, or vitamins A & C such as:

  • Baby food
  • Milk
  • Peanut butter
  • 100% fruit juice with vitamin C
  • Cheeses
  • Dried peas and beans
  • Cereals fortified with iron
  • Eggs
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Infant cereal
  • Iron fortified baby formula (for babies who are not breastfed)
  • Tuna and carrots for women fully breastfeeding with babies
  • Whole grains

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/Skyway

4400 37th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: 206-296-4650

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

2124 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-477-8300

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-205-3461

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-296-4990 then select '2' for Public Health WIC/MSS services.

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-362-7282

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

12704 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

Phone: 206-477-1870

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday and Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-694-6728

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Thursday: By appointment

6020 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Phone: 206-477-1870

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

9934 8th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Phone: 206-477-0000

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Locations in South King County

126 Auburn Ave, Suite 400, Auburn, WA 98002

Phone: 206-747-9860

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

17500 SE 392nd St, Auburn, WA 98092

Phone: 253-939-6648

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-477-0600

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

26401 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: 206-870-3588

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

1335 Cole St, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Phone: 360-825-3146

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

33431 13th Place S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 206-477-6800

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

13111 SE 274th St, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-263-2460

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-734-7183

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

25742 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-477-6950

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-604-2704

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-747-9868

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

17928 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

Phone: 206-291-7336

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Every 3rd Wed of the month 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Locations in East King County

14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007

Phone: 206-477-8000

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

10414 Beardslee Blvd, Bothell, WA 98011

Phone: 425-806-2890

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

39157 E. Commercial St., Carnation, WA 98014

Phone: 425-333-6180

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Thursday: 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

13030 121st Way NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Phone: 206-263-2850

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

122 East 3rd St, North Bend, WA 98045

Phone: 206-920-8252

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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