Partnering with Familes to Help Kids
ChildServe’s Case Management team offers care coordination services for children with special healthcare needs and their families. We support central Iowa families by assessing needs and helping them access services. Our case managers create individualized service plans with each child’s care team, coordinate services, and monitor progress to ensure plans remain effective and well-suited to each child.
Why choose ChildServe?
Experience & Training
ChildServe’s case managers have education, experience, and training in serving the unique needs of children with special healthcare needs and their families.
We hold CARF accreditationsBeing “CARF-accredited” means that the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities recognizes ChildServe as an organization that meets rigorous guidelines for service and quality and conforms to nationally and internationally recognized standards.
in pediatrics, brain injury, and service coordination.
We Come to You
To make life easier for families, Case Management comes to you! Our case managers can meet individuals and their families at their house, at a coffee shop, or any convenient location.
Who We Serve
ChildServe Case Management serves children with special healthcare needs (birth through 25 years old). Young adults entering the program for the first time must be 17 years old or younger. Children and young adults must qualify for one or more of the following Medicaid Waivers:
Intellectual Disability (ID)
Brain Injury (BI)
Health Disability (HD)*
*Those on the HD waiver must also be enrolled with AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa as a managed care organization or enrolled with the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP).
At ChildServe, we know kids. Our staff specialize in working with children and use a family-centered, child-focused approach to coordinate care for each individual. Our Case Management team averages nearly ten years of experience in providing community-based case management services in Iowa. Multiple case managers are also Certified Brain Injury Specialists.
We Partner with Families
The Case Management team puts families first. The service plans we build for each child focus on areas of strengths, interests, abilities, and goals to help them live a full life. As children receive services, Case Management staff will monitor progress, problem solve as needed, and help parents/guardians communicate easily with ChildServe and other service providers in the community. Case Management supports individuals and their families in deciding what is best for them.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
Children must meet the following requirements:
- Children must live in Polk County or the surrounding counties
- Children must be 17 years old or younger to enroll in Case Management for the first time.
- Children and young adults must qualify for one or more of the following Medicaid Waivers:
– Intellectual Disability (ID)
– Brain Injury (BI)
– Health Disability (HD)*
*Those on the HD waiver must be enrolled with AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa as a managed care organization or with the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP) to receive Case Management services at ChildServe.
If your child meets the above requirements, contact our Case Management Team Leader through the contact form below.
Where do services take place?
For the convenience of the families we serve, Case Management services take place within the home or community setting of the child and family. We can also meet at ChildServe in Johnston or Ames.
When do services take place?
Case managers make contact at least once each month with the individual, the family member, or the healthcare provider. They will visit each child at least once each quarter, and more if the family requests it.
View our Annual Outcomes
ChildServe regularly gathers child and family satisfaction feedback, quality reports, and census data to monitor services and continuously improve the care and services we provide.
ChildServe – Ames
1915 Philadelphia Street, Ames, IA 50010
ChildServe – Johnston
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
If you would like to make a referral, or if you have additional questions, please use the contact form below.
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