Universal Pediatrics

specializes in home health care and private-duty nursing services for children and young adults with serious medical conditions. We bring compassionate, high-quality care directly to our patients' homes, including those who may require high-tech medical equipment and physical, speech and occupational therapies.

Family Resources

Universal Pediatrics offers in-home care for your loved ones from highly qualified nurses.

Discharge Planner Resources

Universal Pediatrics is dedicated to providing critical health care and therapies in your patients' homes.

Career Opportunities

Join Universal Pediatrics in serving the health care needs of children and young adults.



A couple of our Universal Pediatric clients were chosen by the Make-A-Wish foundation and took a trip to Disney World!! They both were very excited and as you can see had a magical time!

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Meals from the Hearland


The West Des Moines and Corporate offices recently volunteered packaging meals for the non-profit organization, Meals from the Heartland. In our 2 hour shift, our group along with a few other volunteers packaged 15,336 meals! If you would like to learn more about Meals from the Heartland or how you can support the fight for hunger, please click on the following link: https://mealsfromtheheartland.org/

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2017 Caregiver of the Year


Universal Pediatrics would like to congratulate Carey Scheffler, LPN, as being chosen "Caregiver of the Year" for 2017!! Carey has been with Universal Pediatrics for over 6 years and in that time has been dedicated to the same client. Carey is meticulous with time management, professional, compassionate, flexible, and a great leader. Her peers enjoy working with Carey and have nothing but positive things to say. Carey is an excellent reflection of our company's values and beliefs.

Universal Pediatrics contracts with United Health Care


Universal Pediatrics is pleased to announce as of Friday, December 15th we will be accepting individuals with United Health Care as their Managed Care Organization (MCO). If you would like to learn more about our pediatric home health services, please visit www.universalpediatrics.com.

Sheldon Office collects 112 lbs. of food


The Universal Pediatrics office in Sheldon, Iowa delivered 112 lbs. of food items to their community Food Pantry for O'Brien County. They also collected an abundance of other commodities, such as, personal hygiene items, paper towels, diapers, and more. We are so thankful for all the donations that were received from the community! Happy Holidays!

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