NEVADA, IOWA – In an effort to increase access to mental health services in central Iowa, Story Medical is now partnering with Central Iowa Psychological Services to offer a variety of services from Story Medical Clinic – Nevada and via telehealth.
Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) is a unique group of psychologists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, marital and family therapists, and social workers who deliver mental health care across the region. As a referral partner, CIPS providers will work closely with Story Medical nursing staff and care teams to provide patients with consulting, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
Care is delivered by Jennifer Sambu, ARNP, PMHNP, at Story Medical Clinic. Sambu has more than a decade of experience meeting the needs of patients seeking psychiatric mental health services.
Through the partnership, CIPS offers:
- Convenient in person and telehealth (audio/video) access to behavioral health expertise.
- Guidance for interacting with patients/families struggling with diagnoses and treatment plans.
- Approaches to increasingly integrate behavioral health inputs into a coordinated care model.
“We are impressed with the way the CIPS staff and providers welcome clients in a safe and inclusive environment,” Story Medical CEO Nate Thompson says. “Mental health is an everyday and very real occurrence for people from all walks of life. In partnering with CIPS we are expanding access to mental health care close to home. We join CIPS in committing to establishing a welcoming and positive experience, while offering a local option for care.”
CIPS offers a wide array of services, including care for depression and anxiety, couples and family counseling, older adult services, child and adolescent counseling, medication management, addiction care, psychological evaluations and more.
To schedule a consultation, call Story Medical Clinic – Nevada at (515) 382-5413. For more information on Mental Health Services at Story Medical, visit storymedical.org/mentalhealth.
About Story Medical
For more than 60 years, Story County Medical Center, Story Medical Clinics and Story Medical Senior Care have been the trusted providers of high-quality, local healthcare services for the residents of Story County. Their modern South Campus creates a healing environment that matches the personalized care and clinical expertise of its medical staff. Visit www.StoryMedical.org for more information.