Denison

105 North Main Street, Denison, IA, USA

Phone 7122633303 | Fax 7122634033


Program: 1st Five

Iowa's 1st Five – Healthy Mental Development Initiative builds partnerships between medical providers and public service providers to enhance high quality well-child care. Medical providers make a referral to 1st Five and a developmental support specialist contacts the family to discuss the family's concerns. 1st Five developmental support specialists provide resources and referrals to help meet the needs of the family.

Services:

  • Child development referrals, such as speech or physical therapy
  • Developmental screens
  • Mental health or behavioral therapy referrals
  • Child development information/education
  • Community resource referrals/information
  • Financial resources
  • Connection to resources to meet individualized family needs or concerns

Intake Process:

Referrals are made through primary care providers to public health agencies. To make a self-referral, contact your child's primary care provider and request a 1st Five referral.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: Baby Boutique

This is an educational incentive program. Participants earn points for healthy behaviors and encouragement to receive early and regular prenatal medical care. The points are redeemed for needed baby items.Points can be spent on necessities such as diapers, wipes, car seats, and cribs.

Baby Boutique also offers educational classes each month for families. Topics presented are determined by the participants. Interpretation and child care are provided during the class and while the boutique is open.

Services:

  • Parenting support
  • Parenting education
  • Baby supplies
  • Encourage baby and maternal healthcare

Eligibility:

Families who are pregnant or have a child up to 1 year of age. Income restrictions may apply. Call for details.

Intake Process:

Call Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health to enroll in the program.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program oversees blood lead testing of children, provides case management services when children are identified as lead-poisoned, and conducts education and outreach services regarding childhood lead poisoning. Childhood lead poisoning has significant effects on the health of children and on community health. Lead has adverse effects on nearly all organ systems in the body. It is especially harmful to the developing brains and nervous systems of children under the age of six years.

Services:

  • Identification and case management for children with elevated blood lead levels;
  • Identification and control of lead paint hazards;
  • Surveillance of elevated blood lead levels in children to monitor progress; and
  • Provide education and outreach regarding childhood lead poisoning in communities and promote community involvement.

Intake Process:

Contact Iowa Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program at 1-800-972-2026.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit provides comprehensive and preventive health care services for children. The role of EPSDT is to promote the physical, mental, social, emotional, and behavioral health of children from birth to age 21. The EPSDT program emphasizes the use of a regular schedule of recommended well-child health visits, called screenings, to provide preventative health care and identify medical, developmental, and social-emotional concerns.

Services:

  • Audiology referrals
  • Dental screening referrals to dentists
  • Referrals to diagnostic and treatment services
  • Health services
  • Immunization reminders
  • Transportation information
  • Vision screening referrals

Eligibility:

Medicaid clients from birth to age 21.

Intake Process:

Parents or guardians should contact their local DHS office to enroll in Medicaid. This automatically enrolls the child in the EPSDT program. Families can contact their local EPSDT program for referrals to Medicaid covered services.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: Family STEPS

Family STEPS offers home visitation to parents to help provide a healthy start in life, and also to reduce the stress associated with the birth of a baby. A family support worker will provide parent education, encouragement, and resources for parenting.

Services:

  • Home visitation
  • Parent education
  • Prenatal support
  • Referrals to community resources

Intake Process:

Contact the local office to apply.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The Title X Family Planning Program is the only Federal program dedicated solely to the provision of family planning and related preventive health services. The program is designed to provide contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them, with priority given to persons from low-income families.

The Title X mission is to assist individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children through the provision of affordable, voluntary family planning services. Title X Family Planning Clinics offer reproductive health services and community education across the state of Iowa.

Services:

  • Nutrition education
  • Community education
  • Annual exams for men and women
  • Infertility exams, counseling, and referral
  • Tests for high blood pressure and anemia
  • Pregnancy tests and counseling
  • Education on drugs, alcohol and tobacco related to reproductive health
  • Health education: breast cancer and testicular cancer self exams
  • Birth control supplies
  • Tests and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and infections

Eligibility:

Anyone in need of family planning services or information.

Intake Process:

Call for an appointment. Walk-in services may be available.

Payment:

Self Pay, Private Insurance, Sliding Scale, Financial Assistance Available, Hawki, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is offered through the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa program, also known as Hawki. Iowa offers Hawki health coverage for uninsured children of working families.

No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families pay nothing at all. A child who qualifies for Hawki health insurance will get their health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO).

These are the MCOs or health plans to choose from:

  • Amerigroup Iowa, Inc.
  • Iowa Total Care

Dental benefits for Hawki are covered by Delta Dental of Iowa.

Services:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Physician services
  • Well-child visits
  • Emergency care
  • Mental health services
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Home Health care
  • Hospice services
  • Prescription medicines
  • Dental Services
  • Hearing services
  • Vision care

Eligibility:

Below are some of the eligibility requirements to determine if a child qualifies for the Hawki program:

  • A resident of the state of Iowa
  • Under 19 years of age
  • Have no other health insurance
  • A citizen of the United States or a qualified alien
  • Be in a family that meets the Hawki income limits (Check your family's income in the Hawki Income Guidelines table to see if your children qualify for Hawki)
  • Not a dependent of a State of Iowa employee
  • Not currently covered under the Medicaid program

Intake Process:

Contact your local office, apply online, or call Hawki customer service at 1.800.257.8563.

Customer Services hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Payment:

Hawki

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Healthy Child Care Iowa supports registered nurse child care health consultants (CCHC) throughout Iowa. The child care nurse consultants provide on-site consultations, technical assistance, and training to child care providers. Businesses may call or send questions to a child care nurse consultant about health and safety policies, health programs, health of personnel, and specific child health or safety issues.

There is also a toll-free talkline available to child care providers and families for health related questions and to be connected to a child care nurse consultant. The Healthy Families Hotline number is 1.800.369.2229. Multiple language interpretation is available.

Services:

  • Assessment of the child care environment for health and safety policy and practices
  • Review of child health portion of enrollment record for health status of child, and identify overall health and safety needs of the whole group of children enrolled in child care
  • Program planning with child care providers to meet the National Health and Safety Standards for Out-of-Home child care
  • Issues specific consultation for identification of health and safety needs
  • Technical assistance for specific problems or need areas
  • Training of child care providers on health and safety issues
  • Assist child care providers in drafting policy or procedures pertaining to health and safety
  • Audit of immunization records, incident reports, etc.

Services are provided in licensed child care centers, registered child development homes, preschools, Head Start or Early Head Start, and non-registered child care homes.

Eligibility:

Services are available to all Iowa child care providers and families.

Intake Process:

Contact your local Child Care Nurse Consultant or Child Care Resource and Referral.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: I-Smile

I-Smile™ Dental Home Initiative is a statewide program that connects Iowans with dental, medical, and community resources to ensure a lifetime of health and wellness.An I-Smile Coordinator provides care coordination and support to families with children who need dental care. The I-Smile Coordinator can help with: Setting up dental appointments, providing reminders of when the dental appointment is, arranging for transportation to the dental appointment, and providing education on oral health care.

Services:

  • Oral screenings
  • Fluoride varnish applications
  • Sealant applications
  • Prophylaxes
  • Radiographs
  • Educate parents about the benefits of regular preventive dental care
  • Provide families with the names and locations of dental providers
  • Assist families with scheduling dental appointments
  • Arrange dental support services, such as transportation and translation

Eligibility:

Children and pregnant women.

Intake Process:

Contact your local I-Smile coordinator.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant, Medicaid Waiver, Financial Assistance Available, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Maternal Health services provide home visitation, personalized education, prenatal and postpartum care to pregnant and parenting women.

Services:

  • Medical assessment
  • Dental assessment
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Mental health screening and referral
  • Care coordination
  • Assistance with plans for delivery
  • Postpartum home visiting

Eligibility:

Maternal health services are available to pregnant women who are residents of Iowa. Income guidelines of 300% Federal Poverty Level.

Intake Process:

Call to enroll.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Public Health nurses provides skilled nursing care, information on healthy lifestyle practices, and encourages changes for better health. This service is available to every citizen (of all ages) and is provided locally in every county. Skilled nursing services are provided by professional staff or associated paraprofessionals. The service available varies by county. Public Health Nurses also provide information and assistance to link families with local community resources for health and social needs.

Services:

Public Health nursing services vary by county and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pediatric home care
  • Immunizations (direct or referral)
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Health teaching
  • Nutrition counseling and teaching
  • Initial newborn visit
  • Family support home visiting
  • Postpartum visits
  • STI testing & treatment

Intake Process:

Contact the local office to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Hours:

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

Self Pay, Sliding Scale, No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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