Child & Adolescent Services
Learn more about the following child and adolescent services available through Trinity Muscatine Public Health.
Care for Kids
The focus of this program is to assure that eligible children ages birth through 20 years receive preventive health care services, including oral health care. In Iowa, the EPSDT program is called Care for Kids. EPSDT Care for Kids services are free to children enrolled in Medicaid.
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1st Five is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa. The 1st Five model supports health providers in the earlier detection of social-emotional and developmental delays and family risk-related factors in children birth to 5 and coordinates referrals, interventions and follow-up.
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The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is offered through the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa program, also known as Hawki. Iowa offers Hawki health coverage for uninsured children of working families.
No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families pay nothing at all. A child who qualifies for Hawki health insurance will get their health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO).
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Child Vaccine Information
Vaccines Required by Iowa Law
Iowa Department of Public Health Immunization Program
Call the Trinity Muscatine Public Health at (563) 263-0122 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Please bring your child's immunization record to the clinic. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in immunizations may be accepted upon the availability of the clinical staff.
The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) is intended to help raise childhood immunization levels, especially among infants and young children. The immunization program provides childhood immunizations for infants and children through age 18.
Children must meet at least one of these eligibility requirements to receive vaccines through the Vaccine for Children Program:
- Enrolled in Iowa Medicaid Program
- Have no health insurance
- Is American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Have health insurance that DOES NOT pay for vaccines
The Trinity Muscatine Public Health dental hygienist works to improve the dental support systems for Cedar, Louisa and Muscatine County families. The dental hygienist is a resource for health care providers, schools and dental offices. These services are funded by Early Childhood Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as United Way of Muscatine.
This program works to improve dental access for children and families by:
- Connecting families to dentists
- Helping families find dentists that are taking new patients and accept Iowa Medicaid coverage
- Informing families about the benefits of regular dental care
- Arranging dental visits and making referrals
- Coordinating dental care for families
- Making sure dental treatment needs are met
- Providing I-Smile services to any child who needs help accessing dental care or insurance
Children need regular dental care beginning at a very young age. Healthy teeth help children talk, eat, nourish their bodies and build confidence. Teeth begin to erupt at around six (6) months of age. To make sure teeth stay healthy, children should start seeing a dentist as soon as the first tooth erupts or by age one (1).
Adolescent Sexual Health Prevention Programming
This program is funded by the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Public Health and the United Way of Muscatine.
The mission of our programming is to increase access to pregnancy prevention education for teens age 19 and under in order to decrease the number of pregnancies during adolescence. The program objectives are:
- Teens will have a more realistic view of responsibilities in parenting infants and identify reasons to postpone parenting.
- Increase the number of teens under 19 accessing reproductive health services including: pregnancy testing, STD screening/treatment, birth control and condoms.
- Reduce the incidence of subsequent pregnancies during adolescence by providing support services to adolescents who are pregnant and parenting.
- Increase knowledge about sexual health and realities of pregnancy.
TMPH social workers and outreach nurses work directly with teens on education about sexually transmitted infections and birth control, as well as counseling and access to services.
Teen Parenting Program
The Teen Parenting Program is provided in Louisa and Muscatine counties and is a collaboration between the school districts and Trinity Muscatine Public Health. By providing pregnant and parenting teens support, teens are more likely to complete school.
This program is funded by the Iowa Department of Human Services through a federal grant and the United Way of Muscatine.
Child Care Nurse Consultant
- Advocates for quality child care in Henry, Louisa, Muscatine and Washington counties
- Educates child care providers and parents on health and safety issues
- Provides educational programs to children in child care on health and safety topics
- Assists child care providers and center directors in developing health and safety policies
- Assists child care providers to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy child care environment for all children, including those with special needs, through site visits, health and safety assessments, resource materials and consultations
- Collaborates with other local and regional service providers to enhance total services available for child care providers
For additional information, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health.
School Based Services
In partnership with the Muscatine Community School District, Trinity Muscatine Public Health provides school-based Resource Navigators and a School Nurse. These resources provide additional health and care coordination services to ensure students have adequate support to achieve successful outcomes. The goals include; medical care, improved attendance, connection to mental health services and supports and referrals to resources in the community.
This program is funded by the Muscatine Community School District and Scott County Kids.