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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program


Important news

Infant formula updates:

February 23, 2022
WIC providers respond to Abbott Recall of Powder Infant Formula
, National WIC Association

April 17, 2020
Washington WIC an essential service and continues to be available to pregnant women, new moms, and young children, Washington State Dept. of Health

En español: Washington WIC es un servicio esencial y sigue estando disponible para las mujeres embarazadas, las nuevas mamás y los niños pequeños

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

Monthly benefits pay for nutritious foods


Qualifications to be eligible for WIC

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.

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 also: Lactation Coalition of King County (PDF) for a list of services, resources, support, consultation, lactation classes, and more.

Locations in Seattle/Shoreline/Skyway

4400 37th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: 206-263-7908

First Steps and WIC availability:

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

2124 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-477-2335

First Steps and WIC availability:

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

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

Phone: 206-477-0014

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-263-9440

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-477-2335

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

6020 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

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

9934 8th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Phone: 206-477-0002 or 206-477-1870

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

HealthPoint phone: 253-735-0166
WIC phone: 206-477-1870

First Steps and WIC availability:

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

17500 SE 392nd St, Auburn, WA 98092

Phone: 206-263-2460

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
  • 2nd and 4th Saturday per month: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

1335 Cole St, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Phone: 206-263-2460

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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: 206-263-2460

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

3201 NE 7th St, Renton, WA 98056

Phone: 206-477-0100

First Steps and WIC availability:

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

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

Phone: 206-477-1870

First Steps and WIC availability:

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

17928 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

Phone: 206-291-7336 or 206-477-1870

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: 206-477-2335

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: 206-477-0014

First Steps and WIC availability:

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

39157 E. Commercial St., Carnation, WA 98014

Phone: 206-477-2335

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • Thursday: 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

13030 121st Way NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Phone: 206-477-0014

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: 206-477-2335

First Steps and WIC availability:

  • First and Third Friday of the month: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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