Healthcare Professionals

It’s Easy to Refer Children to ChildServe

ChildServe offers expert pediatric care through a multidisciplinary team of specialists and a variety of services crafted around the needs of children and young adults. To refer a child or young adult to one of our programs, please reference our referral directory.

Provider Directory

Fred Klingbeil, MD

Medical Director | Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Phone: 515-251-5555   |   Fax: 515-251-5520
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

Leah Brandon DO, MSA, FAAP

Medical Director | Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Phone: (515) 331-4537    
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

Hannah Jepson Slaughter, BSN, MSN, ARNP, PC-PNP

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Phone: 515-251-5555   |   Fax: 515-251-5520
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

Matt Kressin, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychology

Phone: 319-351-5437   |   Fax: 319 -351-5432
2350 Oakdale Blvd. Coralville, IA 52241

Suzanne Richards, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychology

Phone: 515-727-8750   |   Fax: 515-727-8757
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

Clinical Training Series

ChildServe is committed to providing relevant clinical education for healthcare professionals. Our clinical training program offers therapists, nurses, physicians, and other providers with continuing education opportunities throughout the year.

Nurses: Nursing CEUs will be awarded by ChildServe (provider IBON# 160). The amount of contact hours awarded varies with each course.

Therapists: Copies of course descriptions, objectives, and speaker credentials are available at the registration desk for those needing to submit them for continuing education credits. You will receive a certificate of completion.

ChildServe does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, creed or religion.

7-19-23 | Guardianship & Conservatorship

What options do parents have to give their children as much independence as possible while keeping them safe? In this free webinar, Jennifer Donovan with the Office of Public Guardian will present on substitute decision-making.

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All Clinical Trainings


*To ensure the discounted rates listed to the right, please indicate that you are with ChildServe when making your reservations.

Hilton Garden Inn

Rate: $79/night*
2.5 miles from ChildServe

8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

For reservations, call 800-445-8667 or 515-270-8890.

Sleep Inn Hotel

Rate: $69/night*
7.5 miles from ChildServe

11211 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

For reservations, call 515-270-2424.


Innovative and Exemplary Repite Service Accreditation

Annual Outcomes

ChildServe regularly gathers patient satisfaction survey results, quality feedback, and census data to monitor our services and continuously work toward our long-term and short-term goals.

Work at ChildServe

ChildServe is searching for nurses and healthcare professionals who have a passion for helping children live a great life. We offer a robust schedule of educational opportunities and clinical trainings, competitive benefits packages, an award-winning wellness program, and we have received recognition through the Top Workplaces in Iowa Award for three years running.

Clinical Observation Hours

Currently, our team is unable to accommodate in-person observation due to COVID-19 restrictions. We have had success offering a limited number of clinical observation hours virtually. Please email with the following details if you would like more information:

  • ​Name 
  • Phone 
  • E-mail 
  • Education Level 
  • School or University Attending 
  • Availability
  • Discipline (OT, PT, ST) 



ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 5,600 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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