ChildServe’s Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic helps kids and young adults maximize independence and improve quality of life. Families of children with disabilities or impairments may not know about all the specialists who can help them. ChildServe offers assessmentsA functional assessment looks at abilities like movement, strength, flexibility, communication, cognition(thinking), as well as the child’s environment. It determines what services can be supported, removed, or added in a child’s care plan to improve quality of life. By receiving a functional assessment, families receive an expert opinion on building a team of specialists to support their child.
to determine what additional services should be coordinated for each child. Our pediatric experts work together with primary care physicians, community providers, and other specialists to create care plans that meet the unique needs of each child. We then coordinate care to help kids and young adults grow and develop, access home and school, and perform common childhood activities.
Why choose ChildServe?
ChildServe has the only board-certified pediatric rehab doctor in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil“Dr. Fred,” as many ChildServe kids call him, provides expert rehabilitation and medical management of children with special healthcare needs. As the only board-certified pediatric rehabilitation doctor in Iowa, Dr. Fred’s years of experience and knowledge in pediatric care are a valuable resource., MD, who treats children in the inpatient and outpatient programs.
ChildServe’s pediatric experts, like our Rehab Nurses and Therapists, have specialized training and additional knowledge to provide exceptional rehab medicine.
We hold CARF accreditationsThis 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 inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
ChildServe offers cutting-edge facilities and specialized technology including our therapeutic pool, the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bikeThe FES bike, which was made possible by funds from the ChildServe Foundation, stimulates muscles with electric currents to help build them up after a long period of little use., FEESSTFEESST stands for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing. The FEESST is an alternative to the X-ray test of swallowing that uses a specifically designed endoscope in order to assess both the sensory and motor components of the swallow. , and durable medical equipment.
Who We Serve
We serve children and young adults who are unable to perform a variety of everyday activities due to an impairmentAn impairment refers to the loss of a body part or a problem in bodily function (such as crawling, walking, eating, dressing, writing, speaking, standing, or running).
or disabilityA disability refers to a child’s inability to perform an age-appropriate activity like crawling, walking, running, grasping, scribbling, writing, dressing, eating, vocalizing, speaking, communicating, studying, playing, or socializing.
. Some children are born unable to perform basic functions, while others lose their functionA function may be any number of movements, developmental milestones, or skills needed for independent daily living like being able to control the head, roll, sit, crawl, pull to a stand, walk, climb stairs, run, and get dressed or brush teeth (as is age appropriate).
later in life through an injury or illness. ChildServe provides expert care to children and young adults (birth through 21 years old) who have functional limitations due to the following medical conditions (and others):
Complex medical needs
Paralysis and weakness
Spinal cord injuries
We Know Kids
Our entire organization is designed around kids! ChildServe knows that kids and teens have different needs than adults with similar conditions. All of our equipment is designed for children, and every member of our staff has specialized training to support a child or young adult’s growth and development. Our innovative approach and atmosphere are designed to make kids feel comfortable, safe, and inspired.
Expert Medical & Therapeutic Care
ChildServe’s Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic addresses the present and potential impact of each child’s disabling disorder, while managing their unique impairments, disabilities, and environmental factors. We create comprehensive health plans including prescription of medications, individualized therapy plans, coordinated care with local specialists, and durable medical equipment.
Coordinated Care for Families
Our Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic is designed to make life better for families. ChildServe staff collaborate with children and families to develop and achieve relevant goals. We promote communication and interaction between the children’s medical specialists, therapists, and healthcare providers. Our social workers and case managers support families in finding and accessing appropriate services.
Our Team of Pediatric Specialists
ChildServe employs a variety of healthcare professionals, including but not limited to the following positions:
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Rehabilitation Nurse
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Speech Language Pathologist
Medical Social Worker
Assistive Technology Professional
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive services through the Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic?
Children in the Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic must meet the following qualifications:
- Parents/guardians are concerned about the child’s mobility, communication, fine motor, self-help, or feeding
- Medically stable
- Able to tolerate exposure to other people and children and transport to/from ChildServe
How are referrals made?
Referrals can be made calling a ChildServe access professional at 515-251-5555, or by using the contact form below. Services will be billed to your insurance. We accept all major insurance providers. Please check with your insurance to see if we are in their network of providers.
How are services authorized and funded?
Therapy services are funded through Medicaid, private insurance, or private pay. Services are authorized by the individual’s payor source.
Where are services provided?
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic services take place year-round at ChildServe in Johnston.
When are services provided?
- Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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 – 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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