Behavioral Health

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's Hospital – Cedar Rapids

Behavioral & Mental Health Services

At St. Luke's, 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 health.

St. Luke's is one of the largest mental health providers in Iowa. We offer a full continuum of mental health services and treatment to meet the needs of our community, including family and individual counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our extensive spectrum of programs cover all age groups, and we ensure confidentiality is maintained at all levels of care.

We also partner with community organizations to provide crisis services for mental health and suicide screenings, substance use, stabilization and more.

Hospital Services

There are occasions when our best recommendation and course of action for a person's mental health is to admit them to the hospital for more focused, intensive treatment. For those situations, St. Luke's has three units dedicated to mental health treatment - for children and adolescents, adults and older adult patients.

Child / Adolescent Unit
This secure center provides treatment for children (ages 6-12) and adolescents (ages 13-18). Both programs are family-centered and designed to help children and adolescents who have serious behavioral problems, emotional disorders or adjustment difficulties. Our focus is to empower families, manage behavior and teach new skills.
Adult Unit
This secure unit provides a highly structured and protective environment for adult patients suffering from acute emotional crisis and who require frequent monitoring and supportive attention.
Older Adult Unit
This secure center creates a highly structured, protective environment for older adults who are experiencing either acute episodes of mental illness or dementia.

Partial Hospitalization

St. Luke's partial hospitalization program provides day services for patients with emotional difficulties and/or mental illnesses. It's designed to help with the transition from the hospital to home, or to avoid hospitalization altogether. Individuals learn how to deal with problems by solving them together in groups, practicing their plan of action through role-playing, going home to follow through and returning the next day to share their success or make a new plan of action.

Some of the group settings individuals participate in include:

  • Group therapy
  • Goal setting group
  • Coping skills group
  • Assertiveness group
  • Leisure education group
  • Weekend planning and weekend groups

In addition, our visiting nurse program allows individuals with emotional problems and/or mental illness to live successfully within the community with the help of home and/or community-based visitation by qualified nursing staff. To make a referral please call (319) 369-8176.

Outpatient & Residential Behavioral & Mental Health Services

St. Luke’s offers comprehensive behavioral and mental health services for both adults and children. Counseling and treatment, including psychology and psychiatric services, social services, skills attainment and community integration, are available in clinic, residential and home settings. We also provide resources for older adults through AbbeHealth’s Aging Services. 

AbbeHealth Services

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. Programs are available through:

Children's Specialty Services
  • TIES Program (Teaching Interventions to Empower and Strengthen Families) – FREE early intervention program for children (ages 18 months to five years) who are experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges
  • Life Program – for children and teens (ages six to 18) who are experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges at home or school

Crisis Services & Behavioral Health Resources

If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to St. Luke’s Emergency Department.

Walk-in Crisis Services:

Same-Day Crisis Services:

Other Behavioral Health Resources