Child Health

At MICA, we believe that no parent should have to worry about finding good, affordable care for their child in central Iowa. That’s why MICA developed a continuum of services designed to meet the needs of children in low-income families, including developmental screenings, blood lead testing, and appointment reminders.


MICA’s Child Health program links children (birth to age 21) to medical and dental providers, so that they can receive the care they need to be healthy. We help fill gaps in services that may not be readily availble to all children. The program is free for children who are covered by Medicaid and WIC, and low-cost for those who are not.


MICA coordinates free dental services including screenings and fluoride varnishes at WIC sites and preschools. We have health care professionals on staff who are trained in administering the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a thorough developmental screening. Also, MICA performs blood lead testing and provides education and support for child immunizations. Our staff are knowledgeable about the health and dental care services in your area, including mental health, and we would be happy to help you find the providers that work best for you and your child.



Do you qualify for Child Health?

To qualify for MICA's Child Health program, you must:

Reside in Story, Marshall, Tama, Hardin, or Boone counties



Qualify for or be receiving WIC or Medicaid services



Be the parent or legal guardian for a child 0-21 years of age



Have an income less than or equal to 300% of the federal poverty level

Contact a Child Health Specialist

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