Medicine Clinic

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 one of the only two board-certified pediatric rehab doctors in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil,“Dr. Fred,” as many ChildServe kids call him, provides expert rehabilitation and medical management of children with special healthcare needs. 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.

Pediatric Experts

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.

Specialized Technology

ChildServe offers cutting-edge facilities and specialized technology including our therapeutic pool 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):

Burn Injury

Cerebral Palsy

Complex medical needs


Feeding disorders

Genetic disorders

Musculoskeletal conditions

Neuromuscular diseases

Paralysis and weakness


Spinal cord injuries

Traumatic injuries

Our Approach

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

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

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
  • Non-contagious
  • Able to tolerate exposure to other people and children and transport to/from ChildServe
How are referrals made?

Referrals can be made calling ChildServe at 515-727-0276. 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 Iowa 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 and Iowa City.

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.

Contact Us!

ChildServe – Johnston

5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

ChildServe – Iowa City

2350 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, IA 52241

ChildServe Center - Johnston

ChildServe - Iowa City


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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