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:
- Bipolar Disorder
- 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 IHP are invited to spend an evening learning, sharing and meeting with other parents who have children facing similar mental health conditions. Participants of the 'Parents United' support group now meets once a month to develop informal supports and understand that the issues facing their families are not uncommon. Childcare and dinner are provided. For information on Parents United call 515-256-3450. *Due to the current pandemic, this program is currently on hold. An update will be shared once the program resumes.
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 Integrated Health Program
To complete the Integrated Health Program Referral Form click HERE. Once the referral form is submitted, the Intake Coordinator will contact you to schedule your appointment with a care team. To reach the Intake Coordinator by phone, call 515-256-3450.
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