Hillcrest Family Services provides a variety of professional health care services to promote health and wellness. The services include:
Our staff members are active community educators and offer many individual, school and community education opportunities on subjects including:
To schedule a presentation call us at 563-583-6431 or email us.
Jane Smith’s first visit to the Hillcrest Professional Health Clinic was for a pregnancy test. She already suspected that the results would be positive, but she was afraid of telling others, and afraid of what changes there would be in her life over the course of the next nine months. After referrals to our maternal health counselors and WIC services, Jane came back to Hillcrest nearly a year later with a beautiful baby girl. Jane has continued to use the services of Hillcrest Professional Health Clinic for more than five years.
The purpose of the WIC program is to help keep women and their children under five years of age, healthy and strong. WIC can provide:
You may qualify for WIC if you:
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The program is available to everyone without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, handicap, creed, religion or political affiliation.
215 6th Avenue S.
Clinton, IA 52732
Phone: (563) 243-9329
Toll Free: (877) 437-2942
Fax: (563) 243-2213
220 West 7th St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563) 557-4444
Toll Free: (877) 437-3942
Fax: (563) 557-4447
Hillcrest Family Services, Mercy Medical Center and Medical Associates Clinic P.C. together operate the Hillcrest-Mercy Maternal Health Center. The center provides comprehensive prenatal care to give babies a healthy start in life. The professional staff at Hillcrest-Mercy Maternal Health Center offer the following services:
Women who do not come to the Professional Plaza site may be seen by our professional staff for enhanced services (except the actual medical prenatal care) at various locations in Dubuque and Delaware Counties. These services can be accessed through the Hillcrest/WIC program in each county.
The Delaware County Clinic is held at the United Methodist Church in Manchester on the first Monday of each month.
Women are eligible for the program if they live in Dubuque or Delaware counties. The staff will assist clients in applying for medical assistance. Costs for the program are income- based, and, if eligible, clients are covered under Title 19 or Title 5 funding. Rules for acceptance and participation are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, handicap, creed or political affiliation.
The Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Club is an after school program for youth grades 6-12 that focuses on the development of the whole person through exercise, nutrition, career development, substance abuse education, comprehensive sexual education, spirituality and community service work.
This program features:
The program focuses primarily on reinforcing self-esteem and making healthy choices for life. Club, as the students named it, is open to both boys and girls and is in partnership with the Dubuque Community Y.
Young Parents Supporting Each Other (YPSE) is a support and education group for pregnant and parenting moms and dads under age 20 and their children. Provided at no charge:
Our educators are active in the community implementing comprehensive medically accurate proven effective curriculums in after school settings on site at schools and in community group settings as well as in classrooms throughout the day. Contact us at 563-583-6431 or send an e mail to schedule your presentation or curriculum.
I first came to the YPSE group very alone and afraid. The staff made me fell very comfortable as we talked about my situation. We began meeting monthly and I was able to meet other kids that were also teen parents. The Hillcrest Staff helped me with some resources and places to go for answers. I did invite some other students from my school to come too. I am back at school, have a part time job, and have plans to go to college. My child is almost 2 years old and I am glad that Hillcrest was there for me. – D.
Promote Cessation by Adults and Youth
Hillcrest Tobacco Use Prevention sends educators out to the community to conduct presentations, health fairs, and informational sessions per request, Tobacco Diversion Class, and promotion of Quitline Iowa. Joining a Quitline Iowa program will give you the tools you need to quit smoking with the use of a Quit Coach and 25 years of research and experience to help people quit tobacco.
This is a free counseling service offered over the phone or internet.
Call 1-800-784-8669 or 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Or visit the Quit Line website
To schedule a presentation or get more information contact us at 563-583-6431 or send us an email.
Join an ISTEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention)
Chapter ISTEP members, youth from middle schools and high school all over Iowa participate in community events such as the Great American Smokeout, Through with Chew Week and Kick Butts Day. This youth group strives to be a youth-led organization dedicated to magnifying youth voices with a tobacco prevention message.
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The Dubuque Area Substance Abuse Coalition contains a Tobacco Committee. Anyone is welcome to join efforts to reduce the exposure to secondhand smoke and third hand smoke. Current projects include tobacco free school campus, tobacco free parks, and smoke free multi unit housing.
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One day, a young man contacted Hillcrest about tobacco prevention. During this call, our Integrated Health Home specialist was able to determined that he could benefit for other services. That very same day, our Peer Support Specialist was able to meet with him to set up counseling services. In addition to counseling, the young man attended our tobacco prevention class, and today, he continues to follow through with tobacco prevention and mental health visits which have dramatically decreased his number of psychiatric hospitalization visits.
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