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Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP) is a not-for-profit organization in Detroit. At WCHAP we have culturally diverse staffs who work with physicians, Medicaid Health Plans, parents, and other community agencies committed to improving the healthcare outcome of Wayne County and Detroit’s children. To work with WCHAP, please fill out the information form below.

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WHAT DOES WCHAP DO?

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.

HOW DOES WCHAP DO IT?

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.

WHY WCHAP?

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.

OUR SERVICES

SUPPORT FOR PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE

We call families to make sure they know about how to use their doctor’s office for well-child and sick child care. We work to help families schedule and keep their doctor appointments, to know when to go to the doctor’s office versus the emergency departments, and to meet other needs that may be getting in the way of getting good healthcare.

ASTHMA EDUCATION

Asthma is the most common chronic condition amongst children and it can be confusing about how to help your child live with asthma. Going to the emergency department regularly, missing work or school because of asthma should not be a way of life. Instead, your child should be able to do all the same things other kids without asthma do. Our asthma education program works with you and your doctor to keep asthma under control and we come to you in your home on your schedule to make this happen.
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This is an 8 week program for overweight children ages 5-16. When it comes to weight, kids have growth on their side! But they need help from their family. This program invites all members of the family to learn about healthy foods, different kinds of physical activity, and how to practice habits that will help children get on and stay on the Fit Kid path!

EARLY HEARING SCREENING

Hearing is so important to a baby’s development and knowing as soon as possible if there is a hearing loss will help that baby stay developing on a typical path. Our early hearing program works with families where hearing loss is a concern and gets those babies tested and into services if necessary. MI EHDI Logo

Referrals

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.  

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