Migrant Health

Health Care Services

Proteus Health Clinic with students.Proteus provides health care services to migrant and farmworkers located in Iowa. Patients are seen at mobile clinics, in-house clinics and on an individual basis by a Proteus licensed medical professional. Proteus uses a sliding fee schedule based on income for health services. Vouchers are provided for other health services with the many partnership agreements with other medical professionals in the state. These include specialty providers, dentists and vision experts. Proteus bilingual community health aides provide transportation and interpretation for these other services when needed.


On-site Health Clinics

Conesville Clinic Workers (2)Migrant farmworkers perform difficult labor and are in the fields from early morning until late evening, sometimes seven days a week. Such a schedule does not facilitate access to health care services. There are also language barriers and transportation issues. Health care clinics are scheduled in locations where farmworkers are working and living, during the hours when workers are available for services. In these locations, workers receive vital exams such as blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, and blood profiling to check for anemia, cholesterol and diabetes. All patients are able to have a complete physical exam.

 Ag Worker Identification

This digital story is designed to help health centers identify agriculture workers for identification and registration purposes. It is perfect for playing in waiting rooms and is a great educational resource for community outreach and other health care professionals. This digital story is also an excellent staff training tool.

This health center receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service and has federal public health service status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individual.