Visiting Nurse Services information provided by: Polk County Health Services

HEALTHY START AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM services pregnant women as well as families who have children under the age of two years, and who live in one of the following 5 zip codes in the Des Moines area: 50309, 50310, 50311, 50314, 50316. VNS can also provide case management services to women who reside outside of the project area if they are pregnant or have a child under 6 years of age. Case Management Services, transportation, interpreter services, health education and limited child care services may be provided. SERVICES also include Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic & Sudanese interpretation, Prenatal and Parenting Classes, Stork's Nest, free transportation to and from medical appointments, and limited child care services. EMPOWERMENT services include pregnant women as well as families with children under the age of 6 and who live in Polk County.

Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:30pm.

Sliding fee scale based on ability to pay.

Eligibility Requirements:
Pregnant or parenting women with children under two years of age for Healthy Start. Children under the age of 6 years for the Empowerment program.

Record last updated: Apr 4 2017 3:11PM
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  • Physical Address:
    1111 Ninth Street, Suite 320
    Des Moines, IA 50314
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Phone Numbers

  • Receptionist
    (515) 288-1516
  • Healthy Start
    (515) 558-9970
  • Care for Kids
    (515) 558-9955
  • Access Coordinator
    (515) 558-9946

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  • English
  • Spanish
  • Sudanese
  • Vietnamese and Arabic.

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