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About Us

Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP) is a not-for-profit organization in Detroit. WCHAP works with physicians, Medicaid Health Plans, parents, and other agencies committed to improving the health of Wayne County and Detroit’s children. To work with WCHAP, please fill out the information form below.


WCHAP committed to improving the health of the children in Detroit and Wayne County through helping parents and their children get the most out of their relationship with their pediatrician or family physician. WCHAP provides health education to families, helps doctors improve the quality of their care, and acts as a voice for issues affecting children’s health.


WCHAP has a multi-disciplinary team who work with doctors who refer families for a variety of reasons including helping families understand how to access a ride to their child’s doctors’ appointments, to staying on top of their child’s shots, to helping manage asthma, and to offering a free healthy lifestyle program---Fit Kids 360—for the whole family. Click here to complete a form for a child in need of WCHAP services.


Both parents and doctors want children to be healthy so they can be healthy adults. But there are many barriers that can get in the way of doctors and parents working together. WCHAP works as a link between families, their doctors, and their Medicaid Health Plans to make sure children have the best possible health and healthcare.
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FitKids360 is a comprehensive program that helps overweight children lead healthier lives and improve their health. The program gives children and their parents the support they need to make real, lasting behavior change, and provides an effective solution for families who have been unable to make changes on their own. FitKids360 is for children ages 5 to 16 who have a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 85th percentile (the medical definition of overweight). It combines education about nutrition, behavioral health and physical activity with opportunities for exercise and other activities. Parents, siblings, and support partners must attend the sessions with their children to increase their knowledge and skills and offer encouragement and support. A physician or healthcare provider referral is required to participate. It is important to note that FitKids360 is a unique evidence-based program – it is thoroughly evaluated with long-term outcomes along with behavior and physical measures.


If you would like to refer a family for WCHAP for services, you may use our online referral form by clicking "SUBMIT FORM ONLINE" button below. If you are physician who is interested in learning more about becoming a family centered medical home or to join WCHAP, please contact us at (313) 863-CHAP (2427) or click here to send us an email. Once you type your referral information into the form, you must scroll down to the bottom of the form, enter the security code and hit SUBMIT. BUT, you are NOT done yet, you have the choice on this next screen, to print the referral for your patient’s medical record. NEXT To this print button, is a PROCEED button. You must hit PROCEED. If you get a message about "refreshing" page, go ahead and say "yes." Then you should have a message that says "DATA SUMBITTED SUCESSFULLY." If you do not receive this final message, your referral will not come through. Please call Melissa Freel, Executive Director, at 313-863-2527, ext 209 for help or questions.

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