For more information, call 563-264-3278 or go to our contact page.
Because MCSA is a small organization without expertise in providing health care, the agency focuses on identifying health needs and then identifying partners capable of offering health services to those in need. Health services are located on the lower level of MCSA.
Muscatine Pediatric Dentistry - for appointments call 563-263-0895
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry Department of Pediatric Dentistry has a clinic at MCSA for children from Muscatine and Louisa Counties. The clinic was established with a dual purpose:
- to increase dental care access for low-income children, and
- to provide a community-based clinical experience treating children for senior dental students at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Since the Pediatric Dental Clinic opened in January 2005, 1800 patients have received services at the clinic located in MCSA. Clients are primarily 6 months to 17 years of age. The majority of patients are between 1 and 8 years old.
Fees are charged based on Medicaid (TitleXIX) fees or on a sliding scale.
As a special note, in 2005, MCSA received the Iowa Community Health Prize, sponsored by Iowa Health Systems in recognition of MCSA’s work in establishing the Muscatine Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. This award recognizes established community-based projects that have improved the health and well-being of the citizens of a community or generally improved the status of community health.
MCSA Vision Care Clinic - for appoinments call 563-264-3278
The purpose of the MCSA Vision Care Clinic is to provide underserved Muscatine area residents with access to eye care and vision correction. Dr. Peter Korpi is the Director of the Clinic, which is staffed by local volunteer optometrists and offers routine eye examinations and glasses as necessary.
A $10 co-pay is required from each patient. Clients are seen on referral basis when it is detrmined they are within 100% of poverty guidelines and do not qualify for other medical assistance programs.
Patients needing further care (for pre-glaucoma, glaucoma, or other more serious conditions) will be referred to the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Iowa, which is required to serve all Iowa residents, regardless of ability to pay.
Vision Clinic Clients Own Words...
"I wanted to thank you for taking the time to help us out and showing us that there are people that care because it has changed my life. Now it's like I see everything for the first time and it feels great. Anot not only that, you saved my life because I can now read my prescription bottles and not make a mistake on what I am taking. Thank you for letting me see life in a different way."
"Thank you very much. I really appreciate the new glasses. It makes it a lot easier to read the help wanted ads and do applications."
Family Enpowerment Services - for appointments call 563-579-7790
Dedicated to providing children and families with remedial services and therapy, Family Empowerment has offices located within MCSA. Family Empowerment aims to empower families to social, emotional, and pyschological well-being through positive skill develoment and behavior management.