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Michigan Care Access Referral Exchange (MiCARE)

Welcome to the Michigan Care Access Referral Exchange (MiCARE), Michigan’s comprehensive behavioral health referral platform. The network is hosted by Bamboo Health’s OpenBeds® solution and is currently being launched in phases throughout the state. MiCARE will incorporate the spectrum of behavioral health services, providing treatment and facility availability and the capability to send digital referrals to place patients into appropriate, available care as crisis responders and other professionals identify an acute need. Additionally, in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), MiCARE will fulfill the legislative requirement to create a Psychiatric Bed Registry.


Project Launch

The deployment of MiCARE is being done in regional/service type phases, with the goal of launching statewide by end of 2022.


In-Progress Phases

  • Macomb County CMH Services Region
  • NorthCare Network Region
  • Oakland County CMH Authority Region
  • Mid-State Health Network Region
  • Inpatient Psychiatric (Statewide)
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) (Statewide)
  • Region 10 PIHP Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan Region
  • CMH Partnership of SE MI Region
  • Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority Region
  • Lakeshore Regional Entity Region
  • Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health Region


Upcoming Phases

  • Refresher Orientations for all Regions




In-Progress Tasks

  • Integration into the Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCAL)
  • Integration into NarxCare
  • Discussions of integration(s) into Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems


Documents and Additional Resources


For questions related to the MiCARE project, please contact Haley Winans or Amber Daniels at or