UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital

Witwer Children's Therapy Appointments

Referral process

If you have concerns about your child's development, it is important to discuss them with your doctor. Children are referred for therapy by their doctor or qualified healthcare professional.

Insurance payment policy

Due to the many types of health insurance plans, we recommend that every parent check with insurance to determine policy requirements for prior approval and benefits for therapy. We can provide you with specific information such as diagnostic and treatment codes that you may need when you call. Please call our Case Manager at (319) 286-4327 if you have additional questions regarding your financial liability.

Therapy services are billed as hospital - based outpatient therapy, not an office visit; you may be required to meet your deductible as well as pay a percentage co-insurance.

For your appointment

Once your appointment is scheduled call to preregister (319) 369-8109. Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first day of therapy in order to complete necessary paperwork. You can print our medical history questionnaire form, fill it out, and bring it with you to your first appointment.

Have your child wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Items you should bring with you include:

  • Insurance card(s)
  • Photo Identification
  • List of child's current medications
  • Order from physician's office, if given to you to bring
  • Your personal calendar, as your therapist will want to set up future appointments

Please allow between 1-2 hours for your first appointment. Subsequent appointments will be 30-45 minutes in length. Your therapist will discuss your child's medical history, the reason for your visit, limitations, and a plan of care to help your child reach their goals.

If you have questions or concerns about your first therapy visit, please call your clinic location. We're happy to help you and thank you for choosing St. Luke's Witwer Children's Therapy.