Medically Intensive Children's Program (MICP)
Medically Intensive Children’s Program (MICP) provides skilled nursing services to children ages 17 and younger.
These children have complex medical needs that require a registered nurse to provide support. Nursing services may be provided in:
- The family home
- Foster homes
- Contracted medically intensive children’s group
- Staffed residential homes
This optional Medicaid program helps to keep families together. It also greatly reduces the cost of in-patient hospital care, where these children would be cared for without this program.
- Age 17 or younger
- Have complex medical needs (example, ventilator dependent, tracheostomy care)
- Enrolled in Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) under the “categorically needy” scope of care
- Require at least four hours of continuous skilled nursing care per day.
Information and program support
If your child is enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid) as a fee-for-service client, contact the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Nursing Services Unit Manager:
Doris Barret RN, MBA
Telephone: (360) 407-1504
Managed care clients
If your child is enrolled in an Apple Health (Medicaid) managed care program, contact your health care plan.