The Continuity of Care program is a family-centered service of University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, helping families with children who have special health care needs. We offer support during your child's stay, clinic visits, and after you go home.

Continuity of Care coordinators help identify and obtain services for patients and families during your child's hospital stay, clinic visits, and when they return home. We can also:

  • Coordinate care
  • Assess your child's and family's needs
  • Find answers to your questions and concerns about your child
  • Enhance communication between health professionals
  • Assure your child and family receive community services needed
  • Provide physical and emotional support
  • Assist your family to be a strong voice for your child
  • Ensure your family feels ready for discharge

After your child leaves the hospital, care coordinators can be your liaison between hospital and community providers, including home nursing agencies, primary care physicians, and other community programs.  

Patient Stories

  • Matthew McCarthy

    Matthew McCarthy icon Matthew was a healthy and happy 9-month-old until October 11, 2005. That morning he was squirming and squealing and trying to crawl away from his mother while she was getting him dressed for the day. Eight hours later, he was paralyzed from the shoulders down and fighting for his life.Read more
  • Faith LeMaster

    Faith LeMaster thumbnail Faith was transferred to the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when she was five days old. She had multiple organ failure, bleeding on the brain and gastrointestinal issues. In her 10 years of care at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, she has been seen by doctors and nurses in 17 different areas. Read more

Locations and Contact

  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    Room 22130
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    In House Directions: Public Elevators, Level 2
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Contact
    • Phone: 319-356-4107
    • Toll free: 888-573-5437

Care Team