Complex Care Clinic

ChildServe’s Complex Care Clinic provides comprehensive care for children and young adults with complex medical needs. Our multidisciplinary team of experts develops a unit­ed treatment plan and goals designed to enhance quality of life.

Primary Care

Primary care of children and young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities who are not better managed by another multidisciplinary clinic.

Transitional Care for Pediatric to Adult Care (consultative)

Development of a care/transfer plan, transition readiness assessments, and  identification of adult medical providers.

Medical Co-management (consultative)

Designed to support providers in the community caring for medically complex children and young adults. Common needs include development of a complex medical care plan and evaluation/management of adult issues presenting in childhood.

Who We Serve

ChildServe’s Complex Care Clinic serves children and young adults who:

  • have signi­ficant chronic conditions in multiple body systems
  • take multiple medications
  • rely on medical technology in day-to-day living
  • see several medical experts

Why choose ChildServe?


ChildServe’s Complex Care Clinic is led by Leah Brandon, DO, MSA, FAAP. Dr. Brandon holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  Her dedication to improving the lives of children and young adults with complex medical needs can be seen through her patient-centered approach and emphasis on care coordination, her collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and her focus on helping families navigate the healthcare system.

Comprehensive Approach

Dr. Brandon and her team look at the whole child when providing care. We are proud to partner with experts within ChildServe and throughout the community to ensure children receive the very best care that reflects the entire scope of their medical needs.


ChildServe holds specialty accreditations in Pediatrics, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord, Medically Fragile Population and Autism. Being 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.

Team Based Approach

Led by Leah Brandon, DO, MSA, FAAP, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, the Complex Care Clinic team includes:


Durable Medical Equipment Technicians

Medical Social Workers

Nurse Navigators

Occupational Therapists


Physical Therapists

Speech-Language Pathologists

From the Families We Serve…
“My daughter has complex medical needs. This year, she experienced many difficulties due to an infection. Dr. Brandon and her excellent team of nurses were with us every step of the way. They went out of their way to help us care for my daughter. They also helped to calm our nerves and give us the support we needed to care for her. They are amazing, caring, dedicated and very skilled nurses. We appreciate all they do for us and many other patients.”

– From a parent who nominated our Complex Medical Team for a DAISY Award for nursing excellence

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive services?

ChildServe’s Complex Care Clinic program serves children and young adults who have signi­ficant chronic conditions in multiple body systems, take multiple medications, rely on medical technology in day-to-day living, and see several medical experts. Children must also be medically stable, and must be able to tolerate exposure to other people and children and transport to/from ChildServe.

When and where is this service offered?

Appointments are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, at our Johnston location: 5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa 50131.

How do I get started?

Referrals can be made by the child’s parent/guardian, physicians, case managers, therapists, or other members of the child’s care team. To make a referral or request more information, call (515)-251-5555.

How are services authorized and funded?

Services are funded through Iowa Medicaid, private insurance, or private pay. The fees for each specific child and service will be discussed during the intake process.

Contact Us!

ChildServe – Johnston

5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

Dr. Brandon’s Office: (515)-251-5555

ChildServe – Johnston: 515-727-8750

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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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