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

  • WIC provides health screenings, nutrition and health education, and help getting other services
  • Experts help with breastfeeding
  • 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 pregnant and parenting individuals to have healthy pregnancies and 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 until your baby turns two months old.
  • ICM is designed to help families with 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 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: 8:00 am - 5:00 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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