ChildServe and UnitedHealthcare Establish Relationship to Serve Medicaid Members in Iowa

April 21, 2016

ChildServe and UnitedHealthcare have established a new relationship, giving children enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans access to all ChildServe facilities and care providers.

ChildServe provides a variety of residential and community services for children with varying health care conditions and needs, and operates locations in Ames, Des Moines and Johnston.

UnitedHealthcare is administering the IA Health Link program, working to meet Iowans' health care needs by providing health plans that deliver quality, cost-effective care. 

"Our mission is to partner with families to help children with special health care needs live agreat life," said Lloyd VanderKwaak, ChildServe president and CEO. "More children with developmental delays, disabilities and acquired injuries will be able to access our pediatric specialty health care services through our new relationship with UnitedHealthcare."

"ChildServe is an important provider of health care services, and this new relationship gives children enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Medicaid plans access to critical health services in their communities," said Kim Foltz, CEO for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa.

People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans who need more information about their coverage may call 1-800-464-9484 or visit   

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 700,000 people enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, and employer-based and individual health plans with a network of more than 120 hospitals and other care facilities and more than 15,000 physicians and other care providers statewide.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

About ChildServe

ChildServe improves the health and well-being of over 3,500 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs. For more information, visit