Department of Social Service: Patient and family information

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Your baby is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This can be a challenging time for families. This handout is to help answer questions parents ask right away. Please ask to meet with your NICU social worker for more information and help. Thank you! (Please note: some financial programs are for Iowa residents only.)

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital toll free number: 888-573-5437


For more information about the following topics, please see the brochure display underneath the stairway in the NICU Family Waiting Room or the NICU unit desks.

We hope this has been helpful! Please contact us with any questions.

Thank you,
The NICU Social Workers

*This Handbook is a “guide” and may not include program changes
 (Rev 9/3/2015)

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