Maternal-Infant Health Program (MIHP) services are preventive health services provided by an agency that is certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH).
MIHP services are provided by a licensed social worker and registered nurse. An infant mental health specialist with an endorsement may be included. A registered dietitian may also provide services as needed. Our professional staff will provide services in the comfort and convenience of the client’s home at an agreed upon time.We also provide services in Arabic and Spanish.
A few of the resources & referrals we provide include but are not limited to:
- Basic Needs (baby items, housing, food, utility assistance)
- Child abuse & neglect
- Child Care
- Chronic Disease
- Community Baby Showers
- Developmental Delays/Disabilities
- Domestic Violence
- Employment/Job Training
- Holiday Assistance
- Infant Health & Safety
- Perinatal Depression/Mood Disorders
- Parenting Education & Support
- Prenatal Care
- Smoking Cessation
- Substance Abuse
- Transportation (To Dr.s appointments)
Duration of Services
Maternal Services – Pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries qualify for MIHP services at any time during the pregnancy. The MIHP professional staff assists the woman to circumvent barriers to obtaining prenatal care (e.g. lack of transportation, housing, etc) and to make changes that increase the likelihood that her infant will be healthy at birth (e.g. decrease use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs, etc.). Staff provides education on topics related to the woman’s own particular needs.
Infant Services – MIHP services for an infant begin after the infant’s birth and hospital discharge. Infant services are exclusively for the benefit of the infant, primarily by working with the infant’s family. MIHP staff continues to support the mother and begins to monitor the infant’s health, safety and development. The staff ensures that the infant has a pediatrician, encourages the mother to make follow-up visits, and follow through with the physician's recommendations. The staff assists the mother to address any safety risks (e.g. no car seat, environmental toxins, not using safe sleep practices, etc.). The staff also provides basic developmental guidance for the mother to assist her to promote her infant’s health and development.
The goal of MIHP is to support Medicaid beneficiaries in order to promote healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes, and infant health and development. MIHP services are intended to supplement medical (prenatal and infant) care. The ultimate, long-term goal of MIHP is to reduce infant mortality and morbidity in the Medicaid population.
Who is Eligible?
Residents of Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Macomb Counties; Pregnant women and infants (0-12 months) on Medicaid or enrolled in a HMO.
You can click the links at the bottom of this page to refer a patient to Crystal Home Health Care and their Mom and Baby program.
Please print this form out and either fax it to us at
313-493-4904 or mail it to us at
Crystal Home HealthCare MIHP
15819 Schoolcraft, Detroit MI 48227
please do not E-mail forms. It is a potential HIPAA violation if you do not send information in a secured manner.