The Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC) is a non-profit, 24-hour, medically supervised facility providing care for prenatally drug-affected newborns during the difficult drug withdrawal process. PICC provides short-term, specialized medical monitoring and therapeutic handling for newborns from across Washington State.
Since 1990, PICC has cared for nearly 2200 infants. Our daily costs remain at about $162 per baby, resulting in taxpayer's savings of $51 million for the treatment of such fragile infants who otherwise would require expensive hospital care. Withdrawing infants from drugs is our primary purpose at PICC but, we also provide education and training to families caring for the infant. In addition, PICC has a School Outreach Program designed to help prevent young people from making poor choices about drug use and a “Meeting the Challenge” program, providing statewide training workshops to those who care for and work with drug-affected children.