Child and Adolescent Health

Child and Adolescent Health Program

NICAO's Child Health program provides services for children and youth ages 0 to 22 years. Staff help families to access a variety of programs, as well as the following screening services for their children:

  • history
  • physical examinations
  • vision and hearing screening
  • dental education and referral
  • health education
  • immunizations
  • developmental assessment
  • nutrition and psychosocial screening
  • laboratory tests including blood lead testing

Please contact this program at (800) 657-5856.


  Immunizations in Iowa


Iowa Family Support Network/Early Access


The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is a required component of Medicaid and is designed to improve the health of low-income children. EPSDT staff works with public health providers, families, managed care organizations , pediatricians, dentists, and other health providers to coordinate care. Through the EPSDT program, NICAO makes attempts to contact all the newly enrolled children (age 0-21) in the Medicaid or Title 19 program each month.  Their goal is to inform families of their rights as a Medicaid participants, as well as the type of care available to them.  In doing so, NICAO is able to identify individuals in need of referrals for medical and dental care and initiate those referrals, arrange required transportation or translator services and identify additional barriers and arrange other related referrals for the individual or family (food pantry, domestic violence shelter, parenting classes, etc).

Please contact this program at (800) 657-5856.



I-Smile and I-Smile@School

I-Smile is a program that helps children connect with dental services.
The I-Smile Coordinator is a licensed dental hygienist who can serve as the point-of-contact for public health agencies, families, health care providers, schools and dental offices.

I-Smile@School offers a team of dental professionals who visit schools to provide oral health screenings and dental sealants.  The team also helps to improve the communication between parents and dental offices, and help families establish dental homes.

Please contact this program at (800)-657-5856.

1st Five

NICAO’s 1st Five Coordinator supports area 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 for families.  Referrals are accepted from area physicians.

For more information, please contact this program coordinator at (641) 530-0809.




Child Care Nurse Consultant    


Child Care Nurse Consultants (CCNCs)  are registered nurses who are experienced in child health, child care, and child safety. Child Care Nurse Consultants work with child care and early education businesses. Businesses may call or send questions to a child care nurse consultant about health and safety policies, health programs, health of personnel, and specific child health or safety issues.

Please contact this program at (800) 657-5856



Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa offers health care 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 hawk-i health insurance will get their health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO).


For more information or to apply, go to:    hawk-i



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