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 inpatient 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.