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Personal Health Care Advocate Services

Programs that help people navigate through the maze of doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance and payment systems, patient-support organizations and other components of the health care system with the objective of supporting timely delivery of quality care and ensuring that patients, survivors and families are satisfied with their encounters with the health care system. Personal health care advocates are trained health care workers, often nurses, or volunteers familiar with the health care system who work independently of any health care institution. They help patients identify specialists, coordinate appointments with providers to assure timely delivery of diagnostic and treatment services, provide "cheat sheets" of questions, and lay out the choices patients have in plain English. They may also ensure that appropriate medical records are available at scheduled appointments, accompany patients to medical appointments, arrange language translation or interpretation services, facilitate financial support and help with paperwork, negotiate insurance claims, arrange transportation and/or child/elder care, provide access to clinical trials and facilitate linkages to follow-up services. Some programs contract with employers to serve as personal advocates for employees who are ill. Others work exclusively with individuals who have specific illnesses, e.g., cancer.

14 Locations offering the requested services. Providers are listed by city
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Bettendorf
865 Lincoln Road Suite 400
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(563) 344-2250 Local
(563) 421-3039 Fax
Scott County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Carroll
204 W 7th Street
Carroll, IA 51401
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(712) 792-5530 Local
(712) 792-4825 Fax
Carroll County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Clinton
1663 Lincoln Way Suite E
Clinton, IA 52732
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(563) 243-0292 Local
(563) 243-0295 Fax
Clinton County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Council Bluffs
Omni Centre 300 W Broadway Suite 106
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(712) 309-0041 Local
(712) 309-0044 Fax
Pottawattamie County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Creston
904 E Taylor Street Suite B
Creston, IA 50801-4005
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(641) 782-9500 Local
(641) 782-9519 Fax
Union County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Decorah
308 College Drive Suite 1 Pyramid Plaza
Decorah, IA 52101
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(563) 382-1277 Local
(563) 382-1287 Fax
Winneshiek County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Dubuque
799 Main Street Suite 230
Dubuque, IA 52001
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(563) 556-3700 Local
(563) 556-3702 Fax
Dubuque County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Fort Dodge
Physicians Office Building West 804 Kenyon Road Suite L
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(515) 955-8326 Local
(515) 574-5544 Fax
Webster County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Iowa City
Center for Disabilities and Development 100 Hawkins Drive Room 247
Iowa City, IA 52242
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide, Iowa City Office
(319) 384-8747 Local
Johnson County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Mason City
22 N Georgia Avenue Suite 310
Mason City, IA 50401
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(641) 424-0030 Local
(641) 424-0080 Fax
Cerro Gordo County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Oelwein
212 8th Avenue SE
Oelwein, IA 50662
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(319) 283-4135 Local
(319) 283-4140 Fax
Fayette County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Ottumwa
123 E 3rd Street Suite 2
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(641) 682-8145 Local
(641) 682-8857 Fax
Wapello County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Sioux City
1014 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(712) 224-5437 Local
(712) 224-5444 Fax
Woodbury County
Child Health Specialty ClinicsChild Health Specialty Clinics - Spencer
1200 1st Avenue E
Spencer, IA 51301
(866) 219-9119 Toll-free   - Statewide office
(712) 264-6362 Local
(712) 262-1526 Fax
Clay County
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