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WIC is a supplemental food program for clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding/chestfeeding, infants and children.

  • WIC provides health screenings, nutrition and health education, and help getting other services
  • Experts help with breastfeeding/chestfeeding
  • Clients receive monthly benefits to buy nutritious foods.
  • Additional details about WIC can be found at: www.kingcounty.gov/wic

First Steps is a two-part program offered by Public Health — Seattle & King County that helps individuals who are pregnant during and after their pregnancy (miscarriage, termination, or childbirth), and helps parents raise healthy babies.

  • It includes Maternity Support Services (MSS) and Infant Case Management (ICM).
  • Working with your MSS care team, you'll receive health education and counseling during your pregnancy and two months after your pregnancy ends (miscarriage, termination, or childbirth).
  • ICM helps parents of infants learn about and use medical, social, educational, and other resources to help infants thrive. Additional details about MSS and ICM can be found at: www.kingcounty.gov/mss

How to make First Steps referrals (for providers)

Download and complete a fillable PDF form to make a referral for First Steps services, including Public Health Nurse home visits.

Or, call the Information and Referral Line at 206-263-8374. To refer yourself, please call our Information and Referral Line at 206-263-8374.


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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