• New Concussion Program at ChildServe

    ChildServe’s new concussion program evaluates and treats injuries to help kids and athletes make a fast and full recovery. The program was recently featured on KCCI. Read More
  • Medicaid Managed Care Update

    ChildServe is now contracted with AmeriHealth Caritas of Iowa. All of our programs and services will be included in its provider network. AmeriHealth has also communicated that it intends to keep current case managers which includes our ChildServe case management team. We are working to finalize contracts with the other managed care organizations. Read More
  • Maverick fits right in at Autism Day Health

    When Maverick first started showing symptoms of autism, his pediatrician suggested day care as a way to develop his verbal skills. Read More
  • ChildServe Childcare Recognized

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  • Support ChildServe through AmazonSmile!

    ChildServe is eligible to receive 0.5% of purchases made on AmazonSmile. Enjoy the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, while making a difference in the lives of children with special health care needs! 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 Program
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 Program
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.