Iowa Plan for Behavioral Health

Since 1995, Iowa has had a statewide managed care plan for mental health and substance abuse services funded by Medicaid, under the authority of the Iowa Department of Human Services, and for substance abuse treatment funded by State appropriations and the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant, under the authority of the Iowa Department of Public Health. Since 1999, the managed care plan has been called the Iowa Plan for Behavioral Health. Magellan Health Services is the State's contractor for management of the Iowa Plan.

A full continuum of Iowa Plan substance abuse assessment and treatment services is available to residents of all 99 Iowa counties including:

  • Assessment
  • Detoxification (Medicaid only)
  • Extended Outpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Residential
  • Inpatient (Medicaid only)
  • Halfway House
  • Continuing Care
  • 24 Hour Helpline and treatment locator services at 1-800-317-3738 or www.magellanofiowa.com

Iowa residents without insurance, Medicaid enrollment or other resources to pay for substance abuse services can receive IDPH-funded assessment and treatment by going directly to an IDPH-funded provider. The provider will review income and family size to determine eligibility for funding and any co-pay.

For additional information:

  • Eric Preuss 515-242-6514