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1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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Urbandale, IA 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Clinic

Services Provided

  • Developmental assessment and follow-up for children who are exposed to alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Referrals for both the family and the child in various areas of need.
  • Education and advocacy for children and caregivers. 

How to Make an Appointment

Referrals to the DEC clinic can be made by a variety of sources:

  • Medical providers, including primary care physicians.
  • Department of Human Services (DHS) caseworker.
  • Caregivers of children in foster care and/or biological parents.

To make an appointment, refer a patient or have questions, please call (515) 241-4311.

Why the Drug Endangered Children Clinic?

The Drug Endangered Children (DEC) clinic is dedicated to protecting Iowa's children through multidisciplinary collaboration of services. This clinic provides services for infants and children who have been exposed to drugs prenatally or environmentally through a parent/caregiver's illicit drug use or manufacturing. It is our goal to help each child and family heal and reach their maximum potential without labeling or judging. We support treatment and encouragement, not punishment or moral judgement for these families. 

Upon assessment, arrangements and referrals are made to connect the children and families with the appropriate intervention and treatment services. We emphasize early identification and intervention for children exposed to drugs so that they can live a healthier life.