Day Health

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ChildServe’s Day Health program offers a wide variety of options to families living in Iowa. Our program features integrated therapy, nursing, early intervention, skill development, and more for Medicaid-eligible children with special health care needs. Along with creating individual care plans for each child, we work with family members to provide education and support. Our on-site pediatric speech, physical, and occupational therapy is available to eligible children, and trained staff provide personal care assistance throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are also provided as part of the Day Health program for kids.

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Family-centered Care

Families are involved in every aspect of their child’s care. Children, families, and ChildServe staff collaborate to develop goals and plans to achieve those goals.

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Developmentally Appropriate Environment

ChildServe's Day Health program is currently enrolling infants, preschoolers, and school-aged children.  We offer a developmentally appropriate environment for children to learn peer interaction and socialization skills. ChildServe also partners with early access and head start programs.

Nursing Care

Our nursing staff can support children requiring specialized medical care, including:

  • Feeding tubes
  • Seizure management
  • Respiratory care
  • Oral feeding difficulties
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • Other conditions requiring nursing care
Therapy Services

Skill development activities promote:

Therapeutic Learning
  • Healthy growth and development
  • Social competencies
  • Cognitive learning
  • Coordination
  • Self-confidence
  • Skill aquisition
  • Life skills
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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Day Health different from daycare?

ChildServe’s Day Health program offers therapy, nursing, early intervention, education, and more for children with special health care needs.

  • We welcome children with significant medical needs.
  • Children must be Medicaid eligible to qualify for Day Health services.
  • Nursing and therapeutic restorative plans are incorporated in day-to-day service.
  • On-site therapy services (speech-language pathology, occupational therapy,  physical therapy) are available.
  • Specially trained staff provide care, treatment, and early education for young children.
  • Curriculum promotes learning in a therapeutic environment.


LuAnn Murgatroyd


Service Manager

Phone Icon Gaye Johnson 515-727-1476 Case Management