Patient Care

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa provides a comprehensive array of clinical services for individuals across the lifespan with mental health challenges. Our multidisciplinary approach includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational and recreational therapists and others. We work collaboratively with patients and families to help achieve optimally satisfying and productive lives. 

Outpatient services include:

Inpatient services include:

  • A 22-bed general adult psychiatry unit with expertise in mood and eating disorders
  • A 22-bed general adult psychiatry unit specializing in schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, with four beds designated for patients with intellectual disabilities
  • A 14-bed geriatric psychiatry unit with expertise in mental illness among older adults
  • A 15-bed child and adolescent unit with multidisciplinary expertise in mental illness among children and teens
  • A 15 bed medical psychiatry unit that serves adult patients who have acute physical illnesses combined with an acute psychiatric disorder

Crisis Stabilization Unit

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is designed to provide prompt and effective treatment for patients who are experiencing a mental health emergency, such as an emotional crisis or a psychiatric issue needing medical care right away. The 24-hour unit features comfortable reclining chairs and an open space for providers and patients to share. 

Partial Hospital services include:

A daily (Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm) intensive program specifically designed for adults with mental health challenges who are in crisis, and need a high level of support but do not require hospitalization.


Resources for providers:

Medicaid Preferred Drug List

The Crisis Center of Johnson County Mobile Crisis Outreach (MCO)

Iowa's Mental Health and Disabilities Services Regions 

Privacy and Confidentiality of Medical Information and Records: a guide to help you understand if and how to disclose protected and confidential health information. 

Iowa Department of Human Services

Community Mental Health Centers in Iowa 


If you are a patient who wants to schedule an appointment or have clinical questions, please call:

Adult Psychiatry Clinic: 319-353-6314

Child Psychiatry Clinic: 319-356-1188