Maternity Support Services (MSS)

First Steps Maternity Support Services

Welcome to First Steps Maternity Support Services (First Steps). The program is designed to help meet the medical and social service needs of pregnant women. Registered nurses, registered dietitians, behavioral health specialists, community health workers, and infant case managers teach and support women throughout their pregnancy. Depending on the circumstance, services may last until the baby’s first birthday.

All pregnant women covered under Medicaid are eligible for services. Women who have no medical coverage or partial medical coverage may also be eligible for First Steps. Services are provided in the local communities throughout Grant County. Services include:

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Assistance in obtaining early and regular medical care
  • Assistance in applying for Medicaid services
  • Information and education about pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Diet and nutrition counseling
  • Information and education about baby care and parenting skills
  • Assistance in accessing dental and vision care
  • Childbirth Education Classes
  • Car seat safety check
  • Family Planning services
  • Assistance in obtaining paternity information
  • Assistance with housing and transportation
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Breastfeeding support


Moses Lake Community Health Center is dedicated to serving migrant and seasonal farm workers, the uninsured, underinsured and others who have difficulty accessing care.  READ MORE...

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).


Moses Lake Community Health Center

605 Coolidge Street
     Moses Lake, WA 98837

 (509) 765-0674
 (800) 371-8638
Nurse Advice Line
    (509) 765-0674

Cancellation Line
    (509) 766-8975

Quincy Community Health Center

1450 1st Avenue SW
     Quincy, WA 98848

 (509) 787-6423
 (800) 935-1464
Nurse Advice Line
(509) 787-6423

Ephrata Community Dental Clinic

204 12th Ave SW
     Ephrata, WA 98823
(509) 754-6199