Parent to Parent
Parent to Parent is a nonprofit organization that provides emotional support, information as well as social and educational opportunities to families who are raising children with disabilities and/or special health care needs.
Personal support from another parent, who has similar needs combined with good information can be helpful in coping with many challenging experiences and feelings. We have been there, we can help!
The Grant County Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program assists children age birth to three, and their families, with child developmental needs. Families can access the program for developmental screenings and evaluations with teachers, speech therapists, motor therapists and other specialists. If a child has a 25% or greater delay in at least one area of development, they qualify for services. Our Early Intervention Program offers coordination of a multitude of family resources. Services are offered in the child’s natural environment when possible.
The Health Center’s outreach program uses the Promotores de Salud (health promoters) model. It is dedicated to using the Popular Education philosophy to deliver prevention education. Promotores de Salud are trained community members who act as bridges between the community and the healthcare system. Our seasoned Promotores are mostly women who come from a rich and diverse migrant/seasonal community. Recently, a group of five or six young adults were trained as Promotores and have begun positively influencing health in our community.
The goal is to provide visits to homes, labor camps, food processing plants, churches, schools and other public places to do health and risk reduction education, outreach and health screening with our target population-Latinos/Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers. The Promotores de Salud program in Quincy is considered a model program and has received the Sister Cecilia B. Abhold Award for its excellence in outreach in farm worker health.
Benefits/Enrollment & Managed Care
The Health Center has staff dedicated to helping patients obtain financial assistance for medical, dental and other services. Patients and their families have the ability to apply for state-sponsored Medicaid programs. Enrollment in the Basic Health Plan (BHP) is encouraged as a comprehensive and affordable option for health insurance coverage for eligible participants and their families. The Health Center also has a sponsorship program available to assist qualified members with the cost of their insurance premiums.
For patients unable to obtain insurance, the Health Center offers a reduced fee program based on household size and income level. Based on this income determination, patients may qualify for a reduced pricing of their medical and dental services with limited exclusions.
Our Managed Care department is available to coordinate referrals within an established network of specialists. Staff is available for questions and program qualification during all clinic hours.