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Community-based Services

Supported Community Living/Home Based Habilitation-hourly (SCL/HBH-hourly) services:

SCL/HBH-hourly services are provided to persons with chronic mental illness in order to develop a support system for individuals to learn skills that will enable them to live, work, and socialize in the community.  These services are individualized, based on need, and are abilities-focused.  Persons who receive SCL/HBH-hourly services have a Care Coordinator with the Broadlawns  Medical Center Integrated Health Home project  or have a Broadlawns Medical Center Service Coordinator to authorize the service.

Service Coordination:

Service Coordination services are county funded coordination services for persons with mental illness or chronic mental illness who do not have Medicaid or who are not involved with an integrated services agency project.  The payment for services is Polk County as the payment source is county of residency. 

Contact person for a referral to Service Coordination is Gabe Martinez:  282-6790.

Positive Alternatives to Hospitalization (PATH) program:

The lead agency integrated service agency project is primarily funded via county funded dollars to persons with chronic mental illness.  Integrated services are flexible and individualized due to the project design that is decategorized and capitated.  These services represent a Positive Alternative To Hospitalization (PATH).   Please note that entry into the PATH program requires a referral from a Service Coordinator (see above).

Residential Group Home

In partnership with Polk County Health Services and based on patient eligibility requirements, Broadlawns Medical Center manages a residential group home Oakland. This facility provides a safe environment for the patients to learn to manage their mental illness and strive for independence.

For information, call 515.244.8381.

Family Outpatient Center of United Services (FOCUS I + Focus II)

The FOCUS programs are located at Hoyt Middle School and Mann Elementary (high school program) School to provide support to children with mental illness in a therapeutic classroom environment.

The FOCUS program offers an intensive psychiatric resource to children having severe emotional difficulties who need more than a community school is able to provide.  The program offers treatment for all aspects of the child’s problem, encompassing the individual child, family, peer group, educational experience, and community living.

For information, call 515.282.6885.

Transitional Services

Broadlawns is offering a transitional program for adult persons being discharged from an acute psychiatric hospitalization at Broadlawns.  This program provides a “stepdown” from the more intensive hospital level of care.  Services provided include monitoring stability, supervision regarding safety issues, supportive therapeutic intervention, monitoring of medications and compliance with the treatment plan, social work intervention, and coordination of care with the discharging and community psychiatric provider.

For information, call 515.244.3944.

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