IOWA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTES

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NUMBER OF MHI PSYCHIATRIC BEDS

There are currently two state-operated mental health institutes in Iowa - one in Cherokee and one in Independence.  The public entrance to the MHI in Independence is seen in the picture to the left.


TOTAL BEDS = 96


TOTAL CHILDREN / ADOLESCENT BEDS = 32 


TOTAL ADULT BEDS = 64

OVERALL BED CATEGORIES

ADULT = 64 BEDS

CHILDREN / ADOLESCENT = 32 BEDS

CHEROKEE, IOWA (CHEROKEE COUNTY)

CHILDREN / ADOLESCENT = 12 BEDS

ADULT = 24 BEDS


TOTAL = 36 BEDS


TOTAL  ADULT = 24 BEDS

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA (BUCHANAN COUNTY)

CHILDREN / ADOLESCENT = 20 BEDS

ADULT WOMEN = 15 BEDS

ADULT MEN = 25 BEDS


TOTAL = 60 BEDS


TOTAL ADULT  = 40 BEDS

Psychiatric Beds in Iowa - 2016 DHS MAP

Iowa DHS Document Dated 6/8/16.

OVERVIEW

The Iowa DHS offers two documents that attempt to state the number of psychiatric beds currently available in Iowa.  Both documents fall short of providing a clear understanding of the number of beds, type of beds, and specific locations of these beds. The map pictured here is part of a document dated June 8, 2016.  This indicates that there is a total of 731 staffed psychiatric beds in the state of Iowa (including the 96 MHI beds in Cherokee and Buchanan Counties, see previous section).  These data are from 29 Hospitals (27 Private and 2 State MHIs). THE TOTAL OF NON-MHI PSYCHIATRIC BEDS IN IOWA IS 635.


Of the 731 Staffed Psychiatric Beds, they are subdivided as:


ADULT:  489

CHILDREN /ADOLESCENT:  142

GERIATRIC (OVER 55 YRS):  100


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FORENSIC BEDS

It's unclear how many psychiatric beds across Iowa are currently being used to treat Forensic Patients.

Psychiatric Beds in Iowa - Core Plus & Inpatient Map

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OVERVIEW

This is the second state map that the Iowa DHS offers to document the number of psychiatric beds in Iowa.  The number of beds listed on this map differs from the map discussed in the previous section.  The chronological age of these two DHS maps is unclear.  Both are currently available on the Iowa DHS website.  These data are from 27 Private Hospitals and do not include state-operated MHIs.  It's difficult to reconcile these data.  


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BED COUNT

27 PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS (NOT INCLUDING 2 MHIs)


TOTAL BEDS: 727

OPERATIONAL BEDS: 615

FORENSIC BEDS

It's unclear how many psychiatric beds across Iowa are currently being used to treat Forensic Patients.