Child Health Specialty Clinics

Child Health Specialty Clinic (CHSC) serves Iowa children and youth, birth through 21 years of age, who have or are at risk of having a special healthcare need.

These special healthcare needs can include chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes, behavioral or developmental disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and more complex medical needs like spina bifida.child Health2

Family to Family Support

Our experienced Family Navigators provide families with individual problem solving and emotional support as they care for their child or youth with special health care needs.

Care Coordination

Children and youth with special health care needs often require a variety of services and supports. CHSC staff are experts in helping families access the care they need, working closely with other community-based providers to collaborate and coordinate efforts.

Clinic Services

CHSC provides gap-filling clinical services and access to pediatric specialty providers through telehealth. CHSC partners with specialists that are not otherwise available in many rural Iowa Communities. CHSC works in partnership with families and their primary care providers.

Systems Building

As a public health entity , CHSC works to build partnerships and expand community based services and supports for Iowa families.

CHSC administers Iowa's Maternal and Child Health Title V Program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. This nationwide program is the oldest federal-state partnership in the United States

Regional Autism Assistance Program (RAP)

Child HealthConnecting children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder to community resources.

RAP team members use standardized screening tools to identify children at risk for ASD and help find diagnostic services.

RAP team members are committed to ensuring that Iowans ages 0-21 years with ASD have access to care coordination services and family-to-family support in their community.


RAP team members can help families with:

  • Navigating the education system
  • Exploring insurance coverage and payment options  for Applied Behavior Analysis and other needs
  • Communicating with diagnostic facilities and health care providers
  • Finding and advocacy or family support group
  • Connecting to ASD information.
Cheryll A Jones, ARNP, CPNP, FAANP

Services are provided in Keosauqua at the Community Services Center 

Clinics held on the 1st Tuesday of each month

For more information call 641-682-8145

Our Vision:

To assure a systems-oriented approach to care for Iowa's Children and youth with special health care needs.

Our Mission:

To improve the health, development, and well-being of children and youth with special health care needs in partnership with families, service providers, communities and policymakers.

Our Programs:

  • Child and Youth Psychiatric Consult Project of Iowa
  • Community Circle of Care
  • Pediatric Integrated Health Home Program
  • Iowa Peer Support and Family Peer Support Training Program
  • Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute
  • Early ACCESS Service Coordination
  • Nutrition Services
  • Health and Disability Waiver Supports
  • Iowa Act Early
  • IDPH's 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative
  • Iowa Regional Autism Assistance Program


This content was printed from the Van Buren County Hospital website at on July 15, 2024.

Our Mission

Dedicated to enhancing health and well-being through compassionate and personalized healthcare and services.


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