Healthcare and Transitional Services and Support
Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) is a community-based public health agency that serves Iowa children and youth (from birth through 21 years of age) with special health care needs. CHSC partners with families, communities, service providers, policymakers and other state agencies including the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Education. CHSC administers Iowa’s Title V program for children with special health care needs including physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional issues.
Gateway to Discovery is a nonprofit organization that has established a two-year residential faith-based recovery program to support women in their rise from the depths of chemical addiction, homelessness and related struggles. It offers a long-term sanctuary as a haven from the social, psychological and economic factors that drive women to desperate means for survival–along with an array of support services and educational opportunities, at no cost to them. They learn social and other life skills crucial to maintaining sobriety and becoming independent contributing members of society. It is based on the simple premise that “Love Changes Lives.”
Hawk-i is low cost/no cost health insurance for children. They offer two plans – a medical and dental plan and also a dental only plan. The cost per month is based on the family size and income. There are many services that Hawk-i covers such as doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, well-child check-ups, vaccines/shots, emergencies, surgery, dental care, vision exams, hearing services, mental health & substance abuse care, chiropractic care and speech therapy. This program is managed locally by the Webster County Health Department.
The team of health care professionals at UnityPoint at Home are here to provide services where you are most comfortable. We work with your physician to coordinate your care, whatever your needs–including managing a chronic illness, recovering from an injury or surgery or returning home from a hospital stay. We provide the care, support and education to help you achieve your best level of care in your own home. Our team of Nurses, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapists and Home Health Aides focus on getting and keeping you at your healthiest.
Our experienced hospice team provides expert care that offers comfort, compassion and dignity for every patient and family. The team consists of the patient’s primary physician, a medical director, nurse, social worker, aide, pharmacist, chaplain, volunteers and others. This team provides service in the patient’s home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The team coordinates to manage pain and symptoms, assist with the emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the end-of-life experience. Hospice provides necessary medications, medical supplies and equipment and educates family and other caregivers. Short term inpatient care or respite care is provided as needed. Bereavement care and counseling is provided to surviving family members and friends.
UnityPoint Health – Trinity is a licensed 200 bed nonprofit hospital that serves Fort Dodge and surrounding communities. As a designated regional referral center, Trinity offers you and your family a wide range of primary and secondary care services. We employ over 1,000 healthcare professionals, technicians, and employees and boast a medical staff of 65 physicians. Trinity is accredited by DNV Healthcare Inc. and has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Webster County Veteran Affairs offers assistance for a wide range of benefits to our veterans, service members and their families. This includes Federal and State benefits as well as temporary county benefits to qualifying indigent veterans and their families. County benefits include rent, utilities, transportation for medical care, medications and burial expenses.