The High Risk Perinatal Program/Newborn Intensive Care Program (HRPP/ NICP) is a comprehensive, statewide system of services dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality. The 3 components of the program include:
1) Maternal and Neonatal Transport Services that provides medical consultation and case management related to treatment/stabilization and, if needed, maternal and/or neonatal transport to available higher level(s) of care.
2) Hospital and Inpatient Physician Services that provides comprehensive, developmentally and risk appropriate care to critically ill infants within a hospital setting that is caring and supportive to the infant and their extended family.
3) Community Nursing Services that facilitates the transition of the child and family from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit to their home and community.
The program provides a safety net for Arizona families, to ensure the most appropriate level of care surrounding birth as well as early identification and support for the child’s developmental needs.
Benefits of HRPP
- Assure that high risk pregnant women and critically ill newborns receive timely access to appropriate medical care without regard to geographic location or ability to pay
- Provide interventions which result in the reduction of infant and maternal deaths and improved medical and developmental outcomes
- Provide support to families who have been impacted by the birth of a critically ill infant
- Assist families in the development of a secure and nurturing environment which will increase their child’s ability to learn and grow
- Connect families with early intervention services which can increase the child’s chances for optimal development and learning
- Babies that have spent 120 hours or longer in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit;
- A Mother or a baby that is being transported to a higher level of care;
- Babies born and within 96 hours of birth the baby is admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit;
- A baby being transported within 50 miles from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to their home.
How To Sign Up
- Select your county below to find the High Risk Perinatal/Newborn Intensive Care Program representative in your area.
- Email or call the representative and let him or her know you're interested. He or she will help you determine if you're eligible and give you more information about registering.
Select Your County
Office of Children’s Health, Arizona Department of Health Services
Valerie Odeh Program Manager, Hospital & Community Nursing
150 N 18th Ave., Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85007