Abbe Mental Health Center

Abbe Mental Health Center is a state-accredited community mental health center serving individuals of all ages.


Services include outpatient psychiatric evaluations and medication management; individual, family and group therapy; specialized services for children and families and intensive community based services
for adults. Professionally licensed staff are trained in a variety of best practice models of treatment to meet the diverse needs of individuals.

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.

Same Day Access Services

Abbe Mental Health Center offers individuals with immediate needs Same Day Access (SDA) services.
Hours vary by location.

Cedar Rapids Main Office Walk-in hours:

  • Monday through Friday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday and Tuesday 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2 – 5:30 p.m. 
  • Individuals are seen in the order they arrive. An initial mental health assessment is made by a licensed mental health professional who will provide treatment recommendations. The copay for SDA depends on insurance coverage. We accept most insurances. 

Child and Adolescent Services

We offer an array of service options to suit the diverse needs of children, adolescents and their families.


Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management 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.

Individual, Family and Group Therapy services are provided for children, adolescents and/or families who need assistance with issues that may affect their mental health. Our outpatient staff are licensed mental health professionals trained in best pactices such as Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), recovery-based and trauma informed practices.  PCIT is an evidence-based therapy designed for parents/caregivers and their young children who are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. The main focus of PCIT is changing negative parent/caregiver – child interaction patterns into positive behaviors and interactions.

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.

Additional Services

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:

• Amana
• Anamosa
• Cedar Rapids
• Hiawatha
• Iowa City
• Independence
• Manchester
• Tipton
• Vinton
• West Union