• About Us

    We are dedicated to providing assistance to those in need in South Central Iowa.
  • Our Programs

    We are here to help with mental health services, provide housing needs and more.
  • Office Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Iowa Warm Line 1-844-775-9276OR SEND US A MESSAGE

Welcome to SCBHR

Our Vision

Promoting health | Building community | Serving those in need

SCBHR provides residents of South Central Iowa with the resources needed to help manage mental health disabilities and intellectual/developmental disabilities

    • Help is nearby and available when you need it with multiple points of access to care that supports mental health and disability needs, including multi-occurring substance use, brain injury or other complex service needs.
    • At SCBHR our vision is to mindfully, creatively and responsibly serve the residents of our region. Through our services, we strive to offer solutions to residents’ unique challenges – with respect and dignity for all people a the center of our approach.


Can’t make it into the office? Download and use these resources and forms at home.

Get the Help You Want

Your Life Iowa’s trained professionals are dedicated to the well-being of all Iowans. You can get help for alcohol, drugs, gambling, mental health, suicidal thoughts and more, from experts.

CALL: 855.581.8111
TEXT: 855.895.8398

Reach Out If You Need Help

Wapello County Emergency Management Agency

For Emergencies Dial 911

Our Programs & Services

We work with providers to develop a system of care for individuals. The following services may be available to you if you are eligible.

Jail Alternative Program

Crisis Services

Housing Services

Resource Connection

Need more support?

We are here to connect you with the help you need. Look through our list of additional services to find other local help organizations.

    • Care Coordination
    • Childcare/Youth Programs
    • Disability/Accommodations
    • Disaster Services
    • Domestic Violence
    • Financial Assistance
    • Food Assistance

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*** UPDATE - May 28, 2020 ***

This week IWD began to process Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits for individuals who have already received 26 weeks of benefits prior to or during the pandemic. Most claimants can expect to see deposits next week for these claims including retroactive payments of PEUC and FPUC payments.
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Need a face mask? JBS Ottumwa has provided paper surgical masks for Ottumwa & Wapello County residents who need one. Ottumwa firefighters will be handing them out in the Bridgeview parking lot Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 10am and again from 4pm to 6pm. ... See MoreSee Less

SCBHR MHDS applicants must meet our income and resource criteria,
be a resident of the SCBHR MHDS Region, and have a
qualifying diagnosis.