MENTAL HEALTH ANCHOR - CHI Health, Nebraska (NE) - Southwest Iowa (IA)


About Us
Inpatient Services
Outpatient Services
Partial Hospitalization

CHI Health Mental and Behavioral Health Services

For more than three decades CHI Health Center for Mental Health has led the eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa region in providing specialized psychiatric and substance abuse services. Because anyone can experience mental / behavioral health or chemical dependency issues, our programs and services are specially tailored to provide effective, individualized care. Steps are taken to maintain the dignity, respect and privacy of our patients as we guide patients in responding to their internal struggles and anxieties. We offer hope and the prospect of change to those who are experiencing the pain, confusion and isolation associated with mental health or chemical dependency problems.

Mental Health Experts

CHI Health’s Mental Health programs are staffed by experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, master's degree-level counselors, advance practice registered nurses, licensed mental health practitioners, alcohol and drug counselors, educational therapists, recreational therapists, nurses and other mental health and addiction recovery professionals. With a full continuum of care available in many metro Omaha, Council Bluffs and regional locations, the patients and their families can be assured of getting the care they need.

Inpatient Services

CHI Health Center for Mental Health

At the CHI Health Center for Mental Health, with locations at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha and Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs Iowa, we are unique in our approach to emotional and behavioral problems of children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Our philosophy is to provide the most appropriate care at the level of mental health service the patient needs. To ensure the appropriate level of intervention, CHI Health Center for Mental Health offers the patient an extensive array of programs along the continuum of care at many locations.

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility at the CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center campus in Omaha, NE provides comfort and healing to boys and girls between the ages of six and 18 who are dealing with problems related to depression, anxiety, self-control, and issues at home. During their stay – which can last up to seven months, a team of therapists actively works with the child to enhance social and communication skills, discover inner strengths and build self esteem. Kids also receive daily progress cards and earn monthly rewards and privileges for positive behavior. The facility is designed with quiet spaces and decorated in warm, soothing tones so girls and boys can be comfortable and centered as they journey through their individualized treatment program. >>Go to the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility page

Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children – CHI Mental Health Services

The Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) provides comprehensive mental health services for adolescents with substance abuse, behavioral and psychiatric conditions. We develop treatment plans based on the Trauma-informed Care Model. Trauma-informed care is an approach in which we recognize that abuse, and a child’s reaction to it, can cause substance abuse and other detrimental behaviors. We believe that healing is possible and our award-winning program addresses the child’s immediate and long-term needs. The Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children is located in a beautiful setting and allows children to participate in outdoor activities such as, nature trails, a fishing lake on campus, and various sporting activities. >>Go to the Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children page

Lasting Hope Recovery Center – CHI Mental Health Services

People with alcohol and drug abuse problems also have other mental or behavioral disorders. This is known as “co-occurring disorder” or "dual diagnosis." Mental health services at the Lasting Hope Recovery Center, located in downtown Omaha, help people with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, as well as alcohol and substance disorders get on the road to recovery by instilling hope, a sense of possibility and rebuilding a positive self-image. >>Go to the Lasting Hope Recovery Center page

Immanuel Heritage Center

The CHI Health Immanuel Heritage Center provides the region’s most comprehensive range of mental health services ( in a caring, supportive environment specially designed to meet the emotional needs of people 55 years of age and older. The Immanuel Heritage Center for geriatric psychiatry or geriatric psychiatry addresses the needs of seniors suffering from: Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, mood instability, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol abuse. It provides these services through two programs -- the Inpatient Services Program and the Partial Hospitalization Program. The short-term inpatient program is for patients who are in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24-hours a day. It is intended to quickly return patients to their optimal level of functioning outside the hospital through an intensive, structured program. >>Learn more about the Heritage Center and other Senior Services.

Outpatient Services

The mission of our team of mental and behavioral experts at CHI Health Mental Health Services and Psychiatric Associates is to treat you as a whole person: body, mind and spirit. We seek to help each individual handle life’s challenges by re-establishing positive relationships, using new coping skills at home and at work and developing a stronger sense of self. Specialty trained mental health professionals offer a wide array of outpatient mental health services including psychiatric testing, medication management, traditional therapy, drug and alcohol testing and treatment to get people get back on the road to mental wellness.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization is a short-term program that bridges the gap between regular outpatient and inpatient care. It provides crisis stabilization and helps each patient regain a balance in body, mind and spirit through therapeutically intensive and structured clinical services.

Partial Hospitalization is available for all ages. Upon admission, patients and CHI Health’s team of experts work together develop an individualized treatment plan. Patients are treated with an interdisciplinary approach through a team composed of nurses, social workers, occupational and recreational therapists, and registered dietitians working under the direction of a psychiatrist coordinate each individual’s plan of care. Call 402-717-HOPE for more information about Partial Hospitalization or contact us.