Integrated Health Program at Orchard Place

620 8th St. •  Des Moines, IA •  50309

The PACE Center's Integrated Health Program helps families better understand and access services that are available to help their children obtain optimum mental and physical health.  This program provides care coordination and case management services to Medicaid-eligible youth with a serious emotional trauma. This service is possible through the federal Affordable Care Act legislation, which recognized that children with mental health needs don't necessarily access the services that are available to them because our health care systems are fragmented and complex.

More than 1,450 children in Iowa are currently being served in PACE Center's Integrated Health Program this year.

The goal of the Integrated Health Program at Orchard Place is for all children facing behavioral and emotional challenges to be successful in their home, at school and in the community.

Mental or emotional problems your child may be facing that will benefit from an Integrated Health Program include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • ADHD or autism diagnoses can qualify if there is another co-occurring diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, etc.

We know behavior problems and emotional issues can cause stress for entire families. Finding help or even finding the time to find help often seems impossible.

The Orchard Place Integrated Health team finds the best care for your child based on their mental health needs. We work with you to better understand what is going on in your child's life to help find solutions. Your family helps us understand the goals you want met, the involvement needed from the Integrated Health Program, and which care providers will work best based on your child's situation.

We then work with other providers to ensure our services are well matched to help meet your child's emotional, mental, and physical health goals. The Orchard Place Integrated Health Program builds bridges between your child's mental and medical health providers so everyone involved will partner as one team for your child.

An added bonus families served by Orchard Place are invited to spend an evening learning, sharing and meeting with other parents who have children facing similar mental health conditions. Participants of the Parent Cafe' support group now meets monthly to develop informal supports and understand that the issues facing their families are not uncommon. For information on Parent Café please call your current Orchard Place therapist or caseworker.


Your child is eligible for Orchard Place's Integrated Health Program if your child lives in Polk or Warren County, is 17 years old or younger, has a mental health diagnosis, and may struggle with challenges at home, in school or in the community.

Referral to System of Care 

System of Care (SOC) provides care coordination for youth not covered by Medicaid. Learn more. Hear what Morgan, the Program Manager for SOC, has to share about the benefits of this program. 

To complete the System of Care referral form for Polk and Warren County click here. Email or fax the completed form to IHP or fax to 515-697-5701.

Meet Amanda, a Care Coordinator for SOC in Dallas and Madison County.

To complete the System of Care Referral form for Dallas and Madison County click HERE.  Email completed form to Morgan

Referral to Integrated Health Program

If you are a non-licensed professional, family member, school staff, or supporting party, please complete the Integrated Health Program Referral form HERE.

If you are a licensed Mental Health professional, please fill out the Service Referral Form HERE.

Please email the completed referral form to IHP, or fax to (515) 697-5701.

Once the referral form is submitted, the Intake Coordinator will contact the family to get more information and necessary documents to assure enrollment requirements are met. 

To reach the Intake Coordinator by phone, call 515-256-3450.



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This site is intended to provide information and resources and is not intended to serve as a crisis line. We make every effort to return a web based inquiry within 24 hours. If you have immediate needs please call 9-1-1 or the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK

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