Pediatric Integrated Health Program
Vera French Integrated Health Program (IHP) consists of a team of professionals working together to provide whole-person, patient centered, coordinated care for adults diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Care coordination is provided for all facets of a person’s healthcare. This includes physical health, mental health, dental, vision and preventative care. The team will assist in getting the services and support each individual needs to lead a healthier and happier life.
For more information please contact Vera French. 563-383-1900.
To make a referral to the program please fill out the IHP referral form.
Caring for the Whole Child
Vera French Community Mental Health Center now offers children and their families an exciting program that embraces all aspects of their life and wellness.
A team of health care professionals will work with your child to provide care coordination. The team will help you and your family manage your child’s whole health. This includes physical health, mental health, dental, vision and preventative care. They will assist in getting the services and support your child needs to lead a healthier and happier life.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The program helps you and your child create a plan for medical care and wellness goals. The plan, and the team, will focus on choices, strengths, good health and total wellness for your child.
The program will also include:
- Help with managing your child's physical and behavioral health services.
- Transportation needs assessment to determine if you would benefit from assistance in getting to/from healthcare appointments.
- Support Services provided to you, your child and other family members.
- Access to a pediatric IHP team member 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
- Technology to link all your child's services together.
- A team working to promote your child's total health and well being
HOW WILL THIS EFFECT US?
Instead of just treating a single aspect of your child's health, such as behavioral issues , asthma or diabetes, you and your child's team will focus on how his or her, mind, body, choices and behaviors influence their wellness.
HOW DO WE JOIN?
To join the Vera French Pediatric Integrated Heath Program there are only two requirements:
1. Your child must be eligible for Iowa Medicaid
2. Your child must have a Serious Emotional Disturbance
If you are not sure if you are eligible, please call us and we will help you figure that out! Call (563) 383-1900 or (800) 988-4413 or email IHP@verafrenchmhc.org.
DO WE HAVE TO JOIN?
No, but if you choose not to participate, your child could lose eligibility for some services; such as the children’s Mental Health Waiver.
You can arrange all of your health services at Vera French Community Mental Health Center if you wish or you can get your health services anywhere that accepts Medicaid.