Community-Based Mental Health Services

Integrated Health Home (IHH)

Broadlawns Integrated Health Home (IHH) staff provides whole health support to Medicaid members who have serious mental health challenges. Individuals are assigned to a team of three staff members who develop a personalized plan for support. Each team includes a Healthcare Specialist, a Social Services Specialist, and a Peer Support Specialist.

The Health Care Specialist helps to identify the services you need to stay healthy and to continue on your road to recovery.

The Social Services Specialist helps you to obtain the community support you need to be successful and to work toward improving the quality of your life.

The Peer Support Specialist is an individual who is well advanced in their own recovery from significant mental health challenges. This individual will be your partner who will provide coaching, encouragement, and support for your own journey to recovery.

The IHH staff focuses on your overall wellness. We address issues related to your mind, body, spirit, and behavior in an effort to help you meet your goals. We attend to your illness and problems, and we will also help you identify and use your strengths to assist you in achieving health and happiness.

For more information on Integrated Health Home services, please call (515) 282-6770 or email

Positive Alternatives to Hospitalization (PATH)

This integrated service agency project is primarily funded via county-funding to assist individuals who are faced with chronic mental illness.  Integrated services provide flexible and individualized services. These services represent a Positive Alternative To Hospitalization (PATH). Please note: Entry into the PATH program requires a screening by an Intake Coordinator. 

For an Intake Appointment, please call (515) 282-6770.

Residential Group Homes

In partnership with Polk County Health Services and based on patient eligibility requirements, Broadlawns Medical Center manages several residential group homes. These facilities provide a safe environment for patients as they learn to manage their mental illness and transition toward independent living.

For information on Residential Group Homes, please call (515) 244-8381.

Service Coordination

Service Coordination services are county-funded coordination services that are provided for individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illness or chronic mental illness. Service coordination is available to those who do not have Medicaid or who are not involved with an integrated services agency project. As long as these individual reside within Polk County, payment for services is covered through Polk County funding. 

For an Intake Appointment, please call (515) 282-6770.

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

SCL/HBH-hourly services are provided to persons contending with chronic mental illness. The SCL/HBH services are designed to develop a support system for individuals as they learn skills that will enable them to live, work, and socialize in the community. The scope of these services are individualized, based on need, and are abilities-focused. Individuals who receive SCL/HBH-hourly services are assigned a Care Coordinator within the Integrated Health Home project and/or have a Broadlawns Medical Center Service Coordinator who will coordinate these services.

For more information, please call (515) 282-6770 or email


FOCUS programs are available at Hoyt Middle School and Mann Elementary School and provide support to school-aged children (3-8 grade) with mental illness and emotional considerations that inhibit their ability to thrive in traditional settings including their classroom, home or the community. The FOCUS II program is designed for high school aged students.

Within a therapeutic classroom environment and through outreach activities, the FOCUS program offers an intensive psychiatric resource to children experiencing severe emotional difficulties who need access to resources beyond what a traditional community school is able to provide. The FOCUS programming attends to the needs of the individual child and assists them with successfully functioning among their family, peers and the community.

Read the success story of Roman, FOCUS Program Graduate

For information on the FOCUS or FOCUS II programs, please call (515) 282-6885.

Transitional Services

Broadlawns offers a transitional program for adults being discharged from an acute care psychiatric hospitalization. This program provides a “step down” from the more intensive hospital level of care. Transitional services 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 psychiatric provider.

For information about Transitional Services, please call (515) 244-3944.