• Community Grand Opening

    Friday, October 10, 2014 • Noon – 5:00 p.m. at ChildServe Center – Johnston. Stop by to explore this amazing addition that will help us serve more children with special health care needs. Tours will include the new two-story therapy gym, sensory gym, expanded orthotics and durable medical equipment area, clinics and treatment rooms.
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    ChildServe depends upon the support people like you to continue its work of helping children with special health care needs live a great life. Please give of your time, talent, or treasure - find out how. Read More
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  • Outpatient
  • Inpatient
  • Residential
  • Community
Adaptive Equipment (DME)
Wheeled mobility products including customized seating and positioning services
Autism Program
Screening, diagnostic, support, and intervention services
Brain Injury Specialty
Comprehensive therapy for children and teens with brain injuries
Custom braces to maximize physical function
Pediatric Psychology
Psychological assessment and treatment, including particular expertise with autism spectrum disorders
Physician Services
Pediatric rehabilitation medicine, x-ray services, and physician specialty clinics
Therapy & Rehabilitation
Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and a variety of specialty services
Brain Injury Specialty
Comprehensive therapy for children and teens with brain injuries
Rehabilitation Medicine
CARF-accredited in inpatient rehabilitation, pediatric specialty, and brain injury
Homes (ICF/ID)
Home-like settings and family-centered care including nursing, skill development, behavior support, and therapies
Homes (SCL/R) 
Home-like settings focusing on skill development to help young adults successfully transition to adult placement
Long-term Care
Long-term residential support for children who require specialized 24-hour nursing care
Case Management
Coordination of comprehensive, family-centered services
Safe, nurturing environments for children 6 weeks through kindergarten
Day Habilitation
Life skills and community integration development
Day Health
Integrated nursing, therapy, and therapeutic learning
Specialized pediatric care in the family home
Breaks for families from day-to-day care
Supported Community Living
Skill-building, increased independence, and goal development/achievement

How to Receive Services

If you have a child with special health care needs, you may be interested in learning more about ChildServe and the many services we offer. Please contact us at 515.727.8750 (Johnston) or 515.232.7220 (Ames) for more details about services and admission information.

We look forward to talking with you about your child's care needs and how we may partner together to help your child live a great life.

Please note that ChildServe only provides services in central Iowa. Children must be between the ages of birth to 21 years old to be eligible for services.

I am ChildServe

I am ChildServe Child photos

Every child that receives services from our organization is unique and wonderful in their own way, and we are constantly amazed by each of their successes in the face of great odds. These individual stories make up the larger story of ChildServe!

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