Community Mental Health Center Accreditation

Iowa Health and Human Services


Community mental health centers must be accredited by the state in order to be funded to participate in the Iowa Medicaid program. A community mental health center must meet state standards that serve as the foundation of a performance-based review of those accredited organizations by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Services Division.

Code Citation IAC 441-24

Who Applies An agency pursuing designation by the Iowa Department Health and Human Services as a Community Mental Health Center.

When To Apply An application may be submitted at any time.

Initial Requirements Designation by Department of Human Services, Mental Health and Disability Services Division as a Community Mental Health Center is necessary. Contact the Division for additional information.

Duration Initial accreditation is valid for 270 calendar days with one or three year recertification.

Processing Time Approximately 3 months.

Fee Structure No fees.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Theresa Armstrong
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319