Specialized community-based services such as: Community Support, Home-based Mental Health Nursing, Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Day Habilitation programming, Peer Support and Club 520 Recovery Center are available for individuals that need comprehensive treatment and support to recover from a serious mental illness.
Abbe Mental Health Center offers individuals with immediate needs Same Day Access (SDA) services.
services are provided for those individuals that need medications to treat their condition. Our staff consists of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are licensed to prescribe and monitor medications.
School Based Mental Health Services
are provided to students in designated schools. Staff works with children and families to identify areas of need and help them access appropriate services.
Adult Outpatient Services
We also offer many treatment options for adults.
Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management
services are provided for individuals that need medications to treat their condition.
Individual, Family and Group Therapy services are provided for adults and/or families who need assistance with depression, anxiety, trauma or other life stressors impacting their mental health. Best practice models include EMDR, CBT and other trauma informed practices.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
is a therapy treatment designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
(CBT) is an option for those seeking an integrative mental health option. The relationships between behavior, thoughts and feelings are examined.
Elderly Waiver – Mental Health Outreach
therapy services provided to eligible seniors in their homes to provide treatment and support to reduce the likelihood of requiring care in a medical institution.
Integrated Health Home
Abbe offers an Integrated Health Home (specialized medical home) for care coordination of behavioral health and physical health care needs for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI)
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
provides individualized care delivered by a multi-disciplinary team. The team includes a psychiatrist, nurses, licensed social workers, vocational specialists, substance abuse specialists and case managers. The team provides a high intensity of outreach services to individuals struggling to recover from a serious mental illness such as Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder.
Community Support offers support to individuals in a natural setting such as their home or places within the community. A wide variety of assistance is available including assistance with accessing community resources, ensuring basic needs of food/housing/medical care are met, developing natural supports, support and advocacy, education and employment planning or crisis intervention as needed.
Home-Based Psychiatric Nursing services are provided by registered nurses that assist with medication administration, medication set up, coordination with labs/pharmacies/physicians and health and wellness education. Emphasis is on improving the understanding of medications and establishing a routine of taking medications to reach maximum benefit.
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health has offices in a nine county region including:
• Cedar Rapids
• Iowa City
• West Union