Black Hawk - Grundy Mental Health Center

Hours & Directions

Call (319) 234-2893 or 800-583-1526 to schedule an appointment.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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About Us

Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center (BHGMHC) is a private, nonprofit, community mental health center accredited by the Iowa Department of Human Services. Our experienced staff design treatments to meet your specific needs. The BHGMHC serves those with short-term and long-term needs. Support patients of BHGMHC by making a donation.

Over the past 73 years, our services have touched over 72,000 individuals/families in our catchment area. With over 5,000 individuals who rely upon us for their services and a staff of approximately 80, we continue our efforts to respond to identified community needs in developing our services and programs.

Additional Services

Care Coordination
Through a grant from the Cedar Valley United Way, Mental Health Center staff visit both local hospitals' mental health units regularly to meet newly referred and existing clients to facilitate the transition of care to outpatient mental health services.

Consultation Services
Consultation Services are provided to individuals, groups, agencies and organizations regarding mental health related issues.

Education Services
Education Services are provided to individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and the general community on a variety of mental health related topics.

Emergency Services
Emergency Services are available 24 hours per day through the Center's telephone number for individuals who find themselves in a mental health crisis. A licensed mental health professional and provider on call after office hours to assist in the resolution of these crises.

Evaluation Services
Evaluation Services are designed to evaluate individuals referred by other agencies or organizations in our community. This could be the court system, Department of Human Services, the Department of Correctional Services or other entities who request mental health evaluations and treatment recommendations as part of their involvement with individuals.

Injection Clinic
Injection Clinic services are provided to clients who receive injectable medications to treat mental health conditions. This program has improved medication compliance, contributed to stability in the community and has prevented re-admissions for many clients who require this type of treatment.

Integrated Health Home and Pediatric Integrated Health Home
Integrated Health Home for adults with a serious mental illness and youth with a serious emotional disturbance focus on coordinated, whole person healthcare to improve clients' health & well-being, and ensure that all their needs are met. Each IHH team consists of a Nurse, Care Coordinator, and Peer Support Specialist (Pediatric IHH offers a Family Peer Specialist). IHH/PIHH services do not replace existing health providers but are an additional support resource for clients.

Medication Evaluation and Management Services
Medication Evaluation and Management Services are provided to those in need of medication to treat various mental health conditions. Our medical staff consists of psychiatrists and advanced registered psychiatric nurse practitioners who are licensed to prescribe and monitor medications. This service is also provided via telehealth with providers who are outside of our community but who have an Iowa license to practice.

Nursing Services
Nursing Services are provided to individuals who require assistance in dealing with medication related issues in between visits with their psychiatrist or nurse practitioners. Our nursing staff triage issues for our medical providers, coordinate care with other medical providers, facilitate lab work and other related activities designed to ensure that issues are identified and resolved as efficiently as possible.

Outpatient Services
Outpatient services involves the provision of counseling or therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and/or families who need assistance in dealing with various problems in life that affect their mental health. These services are provided in the office by licensed mental health professionals or students from accredited colleges or universities who are supervised by one of our licensed staff members. A brief therapy approach is used by all outpatient staff.

Outreach Services
Outreach Services are provided to those with a serious and persistent mental illness to prevent or reduce the frequency and duration of inpatient hospitalizations and/or placement in more restrictive levels of care, e.g. group homes or residential placements. Services include medication monitoring, daily living skills training, crisis intervention and other related services. These services are provided in the home or in the community.

Patient Assistance Program
Patient Assistance Program is designed to assist those without health insurance by accessing mental health medications from pharmaceutical companies and the national AmeriCare program.

Peer Support Services
Peer Support Services are provided to individuals with mental health problems by staff members with lived experience with their own mental health and who have been through been through specialized training. These services are provided through our Mental Health Recovery Center, located at 624-626 Commercial Street in Waterloo. Services include one-on-one visits in the community, support groups, creative writing classes, movies, monthly meals and other related activities designed to help individuals with mental health problems increase/improve their social skills, symptom management skills and overall recovery.

Professional Training Program
Professional Training Program provides educational experiences to those enrolled in higher educational programs. These experiences can range from a brief encounter to a job shadow or a structured internship.

School Based Mental Health Services
School Based Mental Health Services are provided to eligible students in the school setting. Evaluations, short term mental health treatment, information and referral services and group therapy services are available.

Make It OK

BHGMHC supports the Make It OK campaign.

Make It OK is an anti-stigma campaign created to encourage individuals to talk more openly about mental illness. By breaking the silence, we can help our friends, neighbors and loved ones feel understood and supported.

It's time to start talking about mental health and Make It OK.

  • It's OK to have a mental illness – many people do
  • 1 in 5 will have some type of mental illness in their lifetime
  • It's OK to talk about mental illness – talking makes people feel less alone
  • It's OK to get help with mental illness – life can get better

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