Main Office

217 5th Street East, Ottumwa, IA, USA

Phone 6416823449


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: Yes


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:

  • Testing to identify lead-poisoned children.
  • Providing medical and environmental case management to children identified as lead-poisoned.
  • Providing education and outreach regarding childhood lead poisoning in communities.
  • Getting community leaders involved in childhood lead poisoning prevention.
  • Managing blood lead testing and case management data.

Eligibility:

Case management services are provided for children who have a blood lead level greater than or equal to 10 micrograms per deciliter. Environmental investigations are provided when a child has had two venous blood lead levels of 15 to 19 micrograms per deciliter or a single venous blood lead level greater than or equal to 20 micrograms per deciliter.

Children exposed to lead may not look sick. They may show the following symptoms: be easily excited, have problems paying attention, complain of stomach aches and headaches, be more tired
than usual. Lead-poisoned children may have learning challenges when they start school.

Intake Process:

Children may be at risk for lead exposure in the following ways. They should have a blood test for lead every year until the age of 6. Contact the agency serving your county for assistance if the blood test means your child is at risk.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes