Behavioral Health

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital

Behavioral & Mental Health Services

At Finley Hospital, we know true wellness is much more than physical well-being. We're committed to providing solutions that address all areas of health, including mental and emotional. That's why Finley Hospital offers a variety of services for patients and families coping with disorders such as anxiety, depression, thought disorders, dementia with behavioral disturbance, and other mental health disorders. From our inpatient hospital program to our many outpatient services, our team of experts provides coordinated, personalized care for each patient needing mental health services.

We’re here to let you know that you are not alone in caring for your loved ones. We help individuals understand what's going on and determine the best course of care.

Older Adult Inpatient Services

Finley's older adult behavioral health unit provides care to patients 55 years and older who may be experiencing a range of disorders such as anxiety, depression, thought disorders, dementia with behavioral disturbance and other mental health disorders.

The unit, located on the 5th floor of Finley Hospital, is designed to meet the needs of elderly adults, and provides a unique atmosphere of comfortable and peaceful care by highly trained professionals.

Referrals can be made by anyone, and free assessments are done professionally and confidentially.

A Team Approach to Holistic Care

Our philosophy is a multidisciplinary team approach including psychiatrists, your primary care physician or a hospitalist, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, master level social workers, registered nurses, recreation therapists and mental health technicians. The unit takes a holistic approach to their care looking at mental health issues, medical problems, nutrition, leisure skills, spirituality, therapy needs, patient and family education and others. Our care is geared towards the patient and individualized to meet the patient's needs.

Each patient participates to the extent of their ability in therapeutic, recreational and social activities under the direction of a psychiatrist and social worker. Families and care takers are encouraged to participate in every aspect of a patient's recovery. Care conferences are held following admission and prior to discharge to best help everyone involved have a clearer understanding of what is needed for continued recovery.

Services Include:

  • Psychiatric and physical assessment
  • Diagnostic testing
  • 24-hour nursing and on-site medical support
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Medication management and education
  • Basic life skills enhancement
  • Motor skill development
  • Occupational / physical therapy / speech
  • Recreational / activity therapy
  • Family education and support
  • Placement assistance
  • Referral for follow-up services

Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for adults 18+ who are affected by depression, anxiety or other forms of emotional distress.

Our purpose is to support you, and your family, when adjusting to life's circumstances, illness or other changes, with a particular focus on anxiety and depressive disorders. The additional support and treatment provided may help prevent hospitalization or while discharging from an inpatient service back to home during times of increased distress due to medical or lifestyle changes.

Program Overview

The IOP includes group, individual and family therapy conducted by a social worker, medication review and consults by a psychiatrist, and referrals for follow-up care at the end of the program. This program is intended to provide support and teach effective coping strategies within a 2- to 3-month timeframe -- three times a week, three hours a day.

Various life topics, with an intense focus on learning practical coping skills, are covered through our sessions, including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-defeating habits, communication, self-esteem and personal relationships.

Other services provided include:

  • Wellness Activities
  • Psychosocial Assessment / Evaluation
  • Individual and Family Therapy (depending on clinical need)

Getting Started

All referrals begin with a free, confidential assessment by a qualified mental health professional. The assessment includes a treatment team recommendation. The individual seeking services, their support system and/or their healthcare provider can call (563) 589-2309 to start the intake process and for more information about the IOP, or complete the form below.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Virtual Tour

Finley Hospital's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for individuals age 18+ who are affected by depression, anxiety or other types of emotional distress.

Brain Health Resources

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a mental health problem, there are several resources available.

Emergency / Crisis Help

National Suicide & Crisis Hotline

Your Life Iowa Crisis Line

If you are in need of immediate medical help or are a danger to yourself or others, go to Finley Hospital's emergency room or call 911.

Same-Day Access Services
  • Hillcrest Family Services: Hillcrest Family Services offer a variety of same-day services for brain health issues. To view their resources, visit:
  • Iowa Warm Line: For after-hours support, this peer-run, telephone-based, non-crisis and confidential listening line for anyone struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, call 1-844-775-9276. Calls are answered 24/7.
  • Contact your primary care provider to discuss brain health concerns for you or your loved ones. To find a primary care provider, visit
  • Finley Hospital
    • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers patients ongoing brain health support for those 18 years of age or older. For more information on the program or to refer someone, call (563) 589-2309.
    • Older Adult Inpatient Services provides quality and compassionate care to individuals age 55 and older, who may be suffering from various brain health conditions, such as Dementia and Alzheimer's.
Community Resources
  • Brain Health Now: To further support our community in addressing brain health and ending the stigma, check out for various facts about brain health and how the grassroots organization is making a difference in our own community
  • Together We Care: Resources available within our community for various areas, such as food, housing, transportation and brain health can be found using this online tool at

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