What is Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)?
The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) is the largest home visiting program in Michigan serving pregnant women and infants up to the age of one receiving Medicaid in Ingham County. Services are a covered benefit of Medicaid and the managed health plans.
MIHP provides support to promote healthy pregnancies, good birth outcomes, and healthy infants. By enrolling in MIHP, families will receive services by a team of nurses, social workers, and dietitians to connect you with the information and support needed to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. The goal of our team is to work together to make sure you receive services to keep you and your baby healthy.
Who is eligible?
- All pregnant women and/or infants under the age of 1 that are Medicaid eligible.
What is the cost to participate?
- MIHP services are FREE for families with Medicaid.
What services are included in MIHP?
- Maternal and infant health assessment completed by registered nurse or licensed social worker
- Coordination of MIHP services with your health care provider and Medicaid Health Plan (who assist and supplement that care)
- A team of registered nurses, licensed social workers, and registered dietitians offer home or office visits to provide education and support based on the needs of your family
- Transportation services may be arranged
- Referrals are made to local community services (e.g., mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, basic needs assistance) as needed
- Referral to local childbirth education or parenting classes
How to enroll for MIHP?
Enroll by calling the Maternal Child Health Division at (517) 887-4322 or by downloading and submitting a referral form (click here for form).
Visit http://www.michigan.gov/mihp for more information about MIHP.