Behavioral Health

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's

Behavioral and Mental Health Services

St. Luke's offers inpatient and outpatient mental and behavioral health services for adults. Our programs provide the highest quality of services to improve the health status of patients, to support the patient and family throughout the patient's recovery and to work with the community to offer patients and families additional resources outside of the hospital. The treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, therapists, social workers, mental health specialists and hospital chaplains.

Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Program

Inpatient Program Overview
St. Luke's adult inpatient psychiatric program is designed for those whose mental health symptoms call for acute hospitalization to achieve mental health stabilization. The program provides a safe healing environment, caring professional staff and effective treatment approaches. The inpatient unit offers private and semi-private rooms and several common rooms for dining and activities.
Conditions We Treat

A variety of mental health conditions can warrant an inpatient stay. Patients who come to UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's for help include those with:

  • Depression Bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

An individual admitted for an inpatient stay often has one or more of the following conditions:

  • Overwhelming depression
  • Strong thoughts or urges of suicide, or a recent suicide attempt
  • Strong thoughts or urges of harming others, or a recent attempt to do so
  • A need for initiation to or adjustment of psychiatric medication
  • Difficulty functioning due to symptoms of mental illne
Clinical Assessment and Screening

Our personalized mental health services begin with a full evaluation to identify the scope and severity of the patient's illness. Depending on each patient's symptoms, the examination may include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • Medication trial and evaluation
  • Social network and resources assessment
  • Medical lab evaluations
Treatment Plan

We've designed treatment to decrease symptoms and improve communication skills, functional ability, and coping strategies. Our goal is to help patients develop strategies to manage their lives in a healthy, positive manner. Therapeutic activities include:

  • Communication skills training
  • Assertive communication training
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Medication management and education
  • Mental health education
  • Emotional support for patients and family members
  • Education and referral to additional community services
  • Individual problem solving
  • Safety planning
  • Education about the recovery process
Payment Information
Most insurance policies, Medicare and Medicaid include coverage for inpatient services. If you have questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier.

New Beginnings Outpatient Behavioral Health Group Therapy Program

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's New Beginnings Outpatient Behavioral Health Group Therapy Program is designed for anyone who is living with a chronic mental illness. Adults dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and a variety of other common mental illnesses can receive support, guidance, treatment, and education in a safe and calming environment without the fear of judgment.