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Child and Adolescent Services

Child and adolescent services offer medication management, individual psychotherapy and family therapy to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Medication management services are provided by two psychiatrists and two ARNPs. A licensed independent social worker provides the clinical psychotherapy and family therapy components. These services are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For additional information, please call (515) 282-5695.

Medication Management Clinic

The Medication Management Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment for both adults and children. The team may offer pharmacological management, psychotherapy and social services based on the diagnosis and client needs.

To schedule an evaluation, call (515) 282-5695.

Specialized Medication Clinics

The specialized medication clinics offer assessments and/or administration of specific psychiatric medications by an RN under the direction of a psychiatrist.

Clozapine Clinic 
The Clozapine Clinic provides ongoing monitoring of required laboratory testing.
Hours: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Injection Clinic
The Injection Clinic provides clients with injectable neuroleptics at the direction of the treating physician. Referrals to the clinic must be made by psychiatrists at Broadlawns Medical Center.
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Psychotherapy Services

These services offer adult and adolescent individual, marital, and family therapy in an outpatient setting. Group therapies and specialized services may also be available.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call (515) 282-5765.

Meet the Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapists

Mental Health Group Therapy

The Mental Health Group Therapy Program provides outpatient assessment and group therapy treatments for adults with current mental health symptoms that are interfering with the individual’s ability to function at his or her own best level. Clients can be referred by a Broadlawns Medical Center provider. Program acceptance is based on the individual’s ability to benefit from group therapy. The following are the various group therapy programs:

  • Post-Inpatient (behavioral health) Follow-Up Group - This group will focus on maintaining wellness following hospitalization.  This group is facilitated by a therapist and a member of the nursing staff.
  • Mental Health Group Therapy Program - This is a comprehensive group therapy program intended to address illness management and recovery topics.  Participants will learn to utilize cognitive, behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy concepts.  Participants may attend between two to six hours weekly.
  • Wise Mind Group - Wise Mind is a weekly group therapy program that focuses on the introduction to dialectical behavioral therapy skills including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. 
  • Healing After Loss Group (HEAL) - This weekly group provides therapeutic support to individuals experiencing distressing grief. Participants will develop skills that will promote personal and individualized growth during the healing journey following loss. 

Referrals will be accepted from Broadlawns Medical Center providers. For more information, please call (515) 282-5695 – selection option 1 to speak with a scheduling staff.

Transitional Services

Broadlawns is offers 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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