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.

Eligibility requirements

  • 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

Fee-for-service clients

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
Email: barreda@dshs.wa.gov
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.