UnityPoint Health - AbbeHealth Services Chatham Oaks Residential Care Facility - Iowa City

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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About AbbeHealth


UnityPoint Health - AbbeHealth Services is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mental health and aging services that help individuals achieve their optimum levels of independence and success. We strive to provide and coordinate high quality services to consumers and their families while contributing to a more aware and understanding public through education and advocacy. Our network of Affiliate Organizations provides a comprehensive menu of integrated programs and services for people experiencing mental and physical challenges, as well as the challenges associated with aging. AbbeHealth Services is proud to partner with United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties.

At Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, we know true wellness is more than physical-wellbeing. We're committed to providing the best care possible, by helping you work through issues you are facing and provide tools to help you make lasting changes in your life. After all, you matter too much to this world to not be the healthiest possible you.

We offer a variety of behavioral health service options to provide help and healing to you and your family. Our diverse group of professionals have expertise in nearly all aspects of counseling, mental health and psychiatric treatment. Abbe Center for Community Mental Health is a state accredited community mental health center, serving clients of all ages for 70 years. We currently have locations in eight counties throughout Eastern Iowa.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health works with the MHDS of the East Central Region to offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify. Please contact our office to inquire about financial assistance you may qualify for.

Additional Services

Daily Home-Based Habilitation Services
Daily Home-Based Habilitation Services is provided to individuals with a primary mental health diagnosis. Housing is provided and facilitates a supportive environment for individuals to fully integrate into the community. Services can be supported up to 24 hours based on individual needs. Services are offered in Johnson County and Iowa County
Hourly Home-Based Habilitation Services

Hourly Home-Based Habilitation Services are provided to individuals in their own homes/apartments. This model of service is permanent supported housing and special emphasis is placed on empowering individuals to take charge of their own recovery by learning skills to manage their illnesses, live independently and develop natural supports.

Services and life skill development opportunities include:

  • Coping skills/symptom management
  • Illness and medication education
  • Community integration
  • Daily living skills management

Residential Care Facilities

We offer three residential treatment care facilities focused on treatment and recovery. All are licensed by the Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals. These facilities provide short and long-term residential treatment services for adults with mental health and medical conditions, intellectual disabilities and elderly who require 24-hour treatment and supervision. Our programs help individuals gain the necessary skills to return to live in the community of their choice.

Services Include:

  • Psychiatric services include on-site psychiatrist and 24-hour on call consultation
  • Medical services include nursing, on-site (Penn Center), off-site (Chatham Oaks) medical physician, podiatrist, physical and occupational therapy
  • Social services and nursing services
  • Skill attainment and community integration activitie