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Dubuque County VNA Services

List of programs and priorities

Services for Children

Immunization Clinics

Offers recommended immunizations for infants and children up to 18 years of age for uninsured and under-insured families who cannot afford to obtain the immunizations from a physician office. These clinics are a component of the Federal and State of Iowa Vaccine for Children Program. Contact the VNA office for eligibility criteria.

Oral Health Services

Provides a variety of services to at risk, uninsured and Medicaid children including education and screenings at WIC and VNA clinics and at area schools. Also provides referrals to dentists' offices and limited funding for children with dental needs. Sealant clinics conducted in Dubuque Community schools provide exams and sealants for second and third grade school children each year.

hawk-i (Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa)

A low-cost or no-cost health care program designed for children ages 0-19 to assure access to medical and dental care. Many families are unaware that hawk-i exists or that they may qualify. Hundreds of children in the Dubuque community will unnecessarily spend time sick and in pain because their parents are unaware of the State hawk-i insurance program. The VNA's goal is to give every child in this community access to health care. Contact either VNA at 563-556-6200 Ext. 1933 to speak with the VNA hawk-i Outreach Coordinator or call hawk-i at 1-800-257-8563 with any questions regarding applications, eligibility, or coverage.

Preventive Protective Home Visits

Home visits are made by Family Advocates and/or social workers to families at increased risk for child abuse and/or neglect. Referrals are received through the VNA's own Perinatal Mother/Baby Program, Department of Human Services, and other community agencies. Program assists families in obtaining needed health care and social services in the community. This program is voluntary and the goal is to promote appropriate parenting and child care skills.

1st Five Healthy Development Program

VNA coordinator assists doctors' offices with resources to ensure children are on track with age-appropriate physical and mental development. Also promotes screening for maternal depression which can affect a child's ability to grow and develop.


Services for Adults

Home Care Aide and Homemaker Service

Supportive services, including assistance with personal cares and homemaking for low income elderly and chronically ill clients in their homes. Services are available on a sliding fee scale for those earning above low income guidelines or through the Dubuque County Public Health Services grant for those who qualify. 

The VNA received a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association for the purchase of Tyvek suits to protect clients and staff from the spread of bed bugs in their home care programs.

Respite Services

Respite service allows caregivers time outside the home for errands or personal time away from care-giving responsibilities.

Representative Payee

This program provides clients with assistance in budgeting and money management. Service enables many Representative Payee clients to remain living in the community instead of in a facility.

Communicable Disease Follow-Up

Provides Dubuque County with investigation service for reportable infectious diseases, client education, assistance with access to medical treatment and monitoring of medication treatment regime. Service is critical to limit spread of infectious disease and limit outbreaks.

HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

Programs provide free and confidential testing, screening, follow-up counseling and referral. Includes risk assessment for Hepatitis C Testing and provides Hepatitis A and B vaccination. Education for clients on healthy practices to reduce risk for HIV and Hepatitis.

Ryan White Case Management Program

A VNA case manager is assigned to provide assistance to HIV-positive Iowa residents to access primary medical care and medications as well as identify and remove barriers to medical care. The focus is on ensuring access to insurance coverage for care and medication. Case managers will work closely with HIV-positive individuals on an individualized plan of care to ensure maximum health by regularly seeing a physician and taking prescribed medications. To learn more about the Ryan White program or HIV/AIDS visit the VNA resource page .

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Provides referrals and assistance to low income women over 50 years of age who meet program criteria and have no insurance to obtain pap smears and mammograms through community health providers.


Services for Families

Preventive Protective Home Visits

Home visits are made by Family Advocates and/or social workers to families at increased risk for child abuse and/or neglect. Referrals are received through the VNA's own Perinatal Mother/Baby Program, Department of Human Services, and other community agencies. Program assists families in obtaining needed healthcare and social services in the community. This program is voluntary and the goal is to promote appropriate parenting and child care skills.

Child Health Case Management and Care Coordination

Focuses on ensuring that a child and his/her family's long term needs are addressed helping families establish a medical and dental "home" with a local provider. Helps families get health insurance coverage or with application for Iowa Medicaid or hawk-i programs.

1st Five Healthy Development Program

VNA coordinator assists doctors' offices with resources to ensure children are on track with age-appropriate physical and mental development. Also promotes screening for maternal depression which can affect a child's ability to grow and develop.

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Program providing lead screening, case management, and cleaning services if needed, for families at risk for lead poisoning. Lead screenings are done at immunization clinics and on scheduled days at the VNA office. Contact the VNA office to schedule an appointment.

Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program

Assists families who qualify for Medicaid in setting up well child physicals, immunizations, dental care and other preventive medical and dental services in the community.